Sweet bake Sunday! 

ALMOND & ORANGE SLICES 

These almond and orange slices taste so good, I’ve already eaten half a tray full. Drizzled in a honey and orange syrup, they just melt in your mouth. So, If you’re looking for a delectable treat that is gluten, refined-sugar, grain and wheat free, then look no further.


Ingredients 

3 large oranges (Seville are nice and sweet)

3 eggs

1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla essence or extract

1 tsp gluten-free baking powder

2 cups ground almonds

For the syrup

The juice and grated rind of 1 of the oranges

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Method

Place 2 oranges in a large pan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer on a medium heat for about 1/5-2 hours. You want the oranges to be super soft.


Once cooked and cool enough to handle, pop them in your blender or food processor and blitz until you have a purée. Leave to cool.

Pre-heat your oven to 180 Fan asst

Line a 20 cm round cake tin with baking parchment. I find the loose bottom ones are best.

Whisk your eggs in a bowl and then add them to the orange purée (make sure it has cooled down) vanilla and  honey. Blitz for 10 seconds and then add the almond mix and baking powder. Blitz for about 10 seconds.


Once mixed, pour into your cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes.


When your cake is nearly cooked, make a start on your syrup.

Grate and juice the orange and place in a small pan with your honey or maple syrup. Cook on a medium heat, stirring all the time, for about 5-10 minutes.


Then take your cake out and drizzle with the syrup.

Let your cake cool then either leave it as is or cut into slices. I popped some thinly sliced lemon and leftover orange rind on my slices to give them a zing.


Perfect as they are or you could serve with  cardamon cream and berries.

I really hope you enjoy making and tasting these 🙂

Have a very Happy Sunday Cxx

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