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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Spicy Orange Slice.

This is just perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon, when you have to think of making dinner. Munch on this spicy, fruity cake and sip on your tea, and think of far away places. Then, when it's finished, you might be inspired to do some thing special. ( I shall be making a vegetable curry. The veggies are good for you and my day dreaming took me to the spice markets in India)


Enough of that, on with this slice.


You will need....
1/2 cup softened BUTTER.
3/4 cup RAW SUGAR.
2 EGGS.
Grated peel of 1 ORANGE.
1 tablesp. ORANGE Juice.
1 1/2 cup of PLAIN FLOUR.
1 1/2 teasp. BAKING POWDER.
1 teasp MIXED SPICE.
1 teasp GROUND CLOVES.
3/4 cup SULTANAS.
3/4 cup chopped WALNUTS.


Method.


Cream butter until smooth and gradually add the sugar until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and orange rind and juice. Sift in the dry ingredients and blend in to the mixture. Fold in the sultanas and walnuts.

Spread in to a greased tray (about 29cm x 19cm) And sprinkle some more raw sugar over the top before baking in the oven (180c) for approximately 30 minutes. Cool slightly after removing from the oven, and cut in to fingers or squares.

You could, if you wanted to, put some orange icing on this slice, just remember not to put the raw sugar on top before baking.

Do hope you enjoy.


9 comments:

Nickki said...

Sally they look really delicious and your picture is really pretty. I do like the sound of this recipe :)

Anna said...

Sally, they look scrummy!

Sarah Nicole said...

I can smell them from here! Mmmmm

Coby said...

Now you see, you put cloves and mixed spice in anything and I'm hooked!

I appreciate the way you have used caps for the ingedients too thanks Hottie. Makes it easy to see at a pinch what you need to make yje recipe:)

Sally said...

Thank you Coby, saw it on another blog and thought how easy it was to read, as you say. So will try and remember to do it on future posts.
And yes Sarah, the smell filled the house, beautiful. Yum yum.

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

I love the sound of that cake, looks scrumptious.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Looks lovely Sal as always
xxx

Rosie said...

Oh Sally I just adore the sound and look of these slices :)

Rosie x

George Africa said...

Hi Sally;

I'm really enjoying your recipes!
Do you have a shortbread recipe to share?

George Africa
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