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Honey Cake With Oranges And Almonds

Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

3   Eggs - separated
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozSugar
1 cup 237mlHoney - (orange blossom preferred), warmed
  Until thin in a double boiler
3/4 cup 46g / 1.6ozFlour
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlDried yeast
3 tablespoons 45mlExtra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons 30mlAguardiente
  Powdered sugar
  Orange Salad
  Zest and segments of 4 navel oranges
1/2   Lemon - juice of
20   Mint leaves - cut chiffonade
2 tablespoons 30mlBlanched sliced almonds

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 400F and oil an 8-inch cake pan.

Add sugar to yolks and beat to white ribbons. Add the honey to the egg yolk mixture and continue mixing. Mix the flour with the yeast. Add olive oil and aguardiente to egg mixture and slowly add flour-yeast combination, 1/4 cup at a time, to wet mixture.

Meanwhile, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.

Mix the orange salad ingredients and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Dust cake with powdered sugar and serve with the orange salad.

MEDITERRANEAN MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # ME-1B10)


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