Week 22 - 52 weeks without the supermarket

Flourless Orange Cake with yogurt, black sesame, pistachios and MBK Orange Marmalade

There's something very satisfying about making almost anything from scratch. It is worth checking ingredient labels of any mass produced product. Unfortunately here in Australia, widespread use of chemicals, synthetics and artificial ingredients, is still permitted in countless products. Be aware, read labels and as a general rule of thumb, any item that is listed as a number, should not be consumed. Some quick research on the internet will soon tell you exactly what these numbers are.

This gorgeous flourless orange cake with only 5 ingredients, couldn't be simpler to make. As pictured, serve with Greek natural yogurt (or coconut yogurt for a vegan option), black sesame, crushed pistachios and a spoonful of our luscious, MBK Orange Marmalade. This is full tilt orange - you'll never want a commercial version ever again ! Once you start making your own things (no matter what they are), your palate will quickly identify "artificiality".

Ingredients

2 oranges

6 eggs (or egg substitute for vegan option)

250 g almond meal

220g sugar

1 tsp baking powder

Method

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.

Boil the oranges whole for about 2 hours, until fairly soft. Cool, quarter and remove pips. Place oranges into a food processor with eggs, whizz till smooth. Add almond meal, sugar and baking powder and process for a few seconds, till smooth.

Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 45 mins to 1 hour. Leave in tin until slightly cooled. Further cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy this orange beauty !