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Around the turn of the 20th century a French Priest
living in Algeria, named Pere Clement, crossed a bitter orange (Seville)
with a Mandarin. The result was a sweet yet tangy, slightly flattened,
easy-to-peel orange which became known as the Clementine. Clementines are
often called the Christmas orange, as their harvest time
corresponds with the holiday season. They are an excellent eating orange but
you may want to put a few aside to make
this delicious Middle Eastern Clementine Torte which uses whole cooked Clementines, peel and
This Clementine Torte recipe is adapted
from Stephanie Alexander's excellent 'The Cook's Companion' where she tells
us that in Australia this cake is very popular. It's a wonderfully dense and moist
cake, with a slightly tart flavor because the batter contains whole
oranges, peel and all. The Clementines are simmered in water for a few
hours until they become nice and soft which helps to reduce the tartness of
the peel. This cake is gluten free as it doesn't contain wheat flour,
instead finely ground almonds (almond flour/meal) are used. What is also
surprising is that it doesn't contain any butter or oil. It is simply a
mixture of whole oranges, eggs, sugar, and ground
almonds. Easily made in a food processor, it stores very well. In fact, it
is better to bake this cake a day or two
in advance of serving so its' flavors have time to soften and blend.
Excellent with whipped cream.
As I mentioned above, this torte contains ground almonds. You can
either buy almond meal/flour or else you can make your own by placing
whole or sliced almonds in your food processor and processing them until
finely ground. Almond meal/flour can be found at some grocery
stores, specialty food stores/markets,
or else at health food stores. You can also
order it on line.
This round, rich, sweet,
yeast bun is traditionally served on Good Friday. Made of milk,
yeast, sugar, flour, spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and
cloves), eggs, butter, currants, raisins and/or candied fruit.
This Carrot Cake is moist and
flavorful with grated carrots and is covered with a delicious cream cheese
French Macarons take two
almond flavored meringue cookies and sandwiches them together with a
delicious filling. The outside crust is crisp yet inside they are
wonderfully soft. more
Brownies are America's
favorite bar cookie and these are rich and dense with chocolate.
Everyone loves the
elegance of a fruit tart with its topping of beautiful fresh fruit.
Whether you use a single fruit (like strawberries) or a medley of
berries, sliced kiwi, plums, bananas, pineapple, and/or melon no one
can resist its beauty. more
This Orange Chiffon
Cake has the flavor of oranges with a wonderful light and spongy
It has a moist and tender crumb and that keeps the cake soft even when
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