Sophie Gray the Destitute Gourmet chats with Luke about wheat and gluten intolerance and shares a recipe for a gluten-free Orange and Almond cake.
Orange and Almond cake
This is a delicious cake, super easy to make and that has the added advantage of being gluten and dairy free.
2 large oranges or 3 medium oranges
250g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 190 °
Grease and line the base a 20 -21cm loose bottom or spring form cake pan
Wash the oranges, prick all over with a fork and place in a microwave safe bowl with a splash of water. Cover with cling film and microwave on high power for 7 minutes – ½ way through, carefully lift off the cling film, turn the oranges over, re cover them and complete the cooking. Uncover and let cool, then slice in ½ and remove the seeds.
Place the eggs, almonds and sugar in processor and mix well. Add the oranges, skin and all and the baking powder and blitz until completely combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and Bake for one hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the tin before turning out.
I often make 2 and layer them with cream cheese icing.