Orange & Almond Polenta Cake

Poach whole oranges in a saucepan of boiling water for 40 mins or until soft. Peel the skin off one poached orange but keep the inside ‘pith.’ Use a food …

Serves 10

Ingredients

3 small/2 large oranges
2 tsp orange blossom water
1 tsp almond essence
1 cup mixed nuts
¾ cup polenta
1 ½ cups almond meal
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground sea salt
¼ cup of poppy seeds
6 egg whites
3 egg yolks
½ cup honey
Almond flakes to serve

Method

  1. Poach whole oranges in a saucepan of boiling water for 40 mins or until soft.
  2. Peel the skin off one poached orange but keep the inside ‘pith.’ Use a food processor to blend the peeled orange & the whole orange to a pulp.
  3. Then add the cup of mixed nuts, orange blossom water & almond essence to blend.
  4. Preheat your oven to 180˚C.
  5. Combine polenta, almond meal, poppy seeds, baking powder & salt in a large bowl.
  6. In a smaller bowl, beat egg yolks & honey until creamed.
  7. With a fork, mix the egg yolk & polenta preparations, and then add this combined mixture to the nutty orange pulp. Mix well.
  8. Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks & then fold into the mixture.
  9. Bake in a lined tray at 180˚C for 15 mins, and then reduce to 150˚C for another 75 minutes.
  10. Remove to cool. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top and serve with yoghurt & candied orange slices.

You can order organic oranges when in season, along with many other groceries from our webstore.

comments
  • Alissa

    I made this on Thursday night and it’s still (on Monday) beautifully moist and delicious. The whole house loved it! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!

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