Mandarin cake

Mandarin cake

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From
Cook for Your Life
Serves
8
Photographer
Gorta Yuuki (studio) and William Meppem (location)

This cake has no flour or sugar – just eggs, almond meal and pureed cooked mandarins. a little sweetness comes with the rosewater syrup that is poured onto the cake.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 mandarins, whole
4 eggs, plus 2 egg whites
300g almond meal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped unsalted pistachios

Syrup

Quantity Ingredient
80g sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
2 cloves
1 cardamom pod, cracked
125ml water
2 teaspoons rosewater

Method

  1. Put the mandarins in a saucepan, cover with water and weight down with a small plate. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly, then blend until smooth in a food processor.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22 cm round cake tin and line with baking paper.
  3. Put the mandarin puree, eggs and egg whites, almond meal and baking powder in a large bowl and mix well. Pour into the tin and bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the syrup ingredients other than the rosewater in a small saucepan and simmer for around 20 minutes, until thickened and syrupy. Remove from the heat and strain out the spices. Add the rosewater.
  5. Pour the hot syrup over the hot cake and leave to cool in the tin. Turn out, scatter the pistachios over the top and serve.
Tags:
health
diet
low-fat
low fat
healthy
nutritional
weightloss
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