Just had a look outside! Snow is falling on the 23rd of March! It looks cold and very uninviting, the cherry blossoms and daffodils are covered in snow and the wind is picking up and getting stronger.
I would usually sort my morning blues with a nice long run but it does not look like an option today, instead of burning some calories, I will get some in. I will bake.
I saw this recipe on great blog called http://www.roostblog.com/, with gluten free recipes and great photos. I amended the recipe a little to:
- 2 cups finely ground almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons white yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 table spoons orange juice
- zest from 1/2 orange
Preheat the oven to 175oC, 350F. Grease a small cake tin and dust with some almond flour to prevent the cake mixture sticking to the cake tin. Combine the almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix the eggs, yogurt, honey, vanilla, orange juice and zest in separate bowl. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Pour the mixture into the cake tin. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cake is coming away from the edge of the tin. When baked, remove the cake from the tin and let it cool.
When the cake has cooled, top it up with whipped cream or glaze it with Orange glaze. I tried it and the glaze did not come out as I thought it would but will try again as I think it is great topping.
- 1 1/2 Tbs coconut butter, slightly warmed
- 1 1/2 Tbs honey
- 1 1/2 Tbs fresh orange juice
Let me know what you think once you’ve try it??