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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Honey & orange cake
Adapted from Sainsburys Magazine (Nov 2014).
175g clear honey
75g soft brown sugar
275g plain flour
1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
Zest of 1 orange
200ml creme fraiche
(Topping - icing sugar and juice of the orange, with some orange slices to garnish).
Melt the butter and honey into a saucepan. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar, then add half of the flour and mix in. Pour in the butter and honey, then add the rest of the flour and mix well. Then add your bicarb of soda, spices and zest. Finally, stir in the creme fraiche. Bake in a tin at 180 degrees for around 40 mins.
Prepare the icing by pouring the icing sugar into a bowl, and gradually squeezing in juice from the orange, a little at a time, until the icing is the right consistency (you will only need to use a small piece of the orange for this). I probably used between 100-150g icing sugar, but I only wanted a glaze, not a thick covering. Garnish with a few slices of the orange.