Seville oranges: I love their bitter, strong flavour, and bought some at the market without any clear idea about what to do with them. Then this month’s AlphaBake challenge letter was Y, and I love yoghurt in general and yoghurt cakes in particular. And I’ve longed to make Smitten Kitchen’s grapefruit yoghurt cake. And I love lemon curd…
So a whole lot of ideas came together. I’d make a Seville Orange curd, and turn the cake into little drop cookies, and sandwich them together with it. And I did, and they’re delicious. They look rather ordinary, but trust me: a lovely sharp orange flavour makes them light but distinctly moreish. Continue reading →
I’ve recently been experimenting with cutting back on grains and sugar – a bit of a challenge for a keen baker who loves to eat cake. Fortunately, Anja’s Food For Thought has plenty of ideas, and these nutty fruity bars are based on Anja’s Nutty Fruit Bars. If you prefer cup measurements, switch over to that recipe.
These are easy to make if you have a food processor, and will keep well in an airtight tin for when the munchies strike. They are quite portable; wrapped in a bit of foil, they worked well as a walking snack.