Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rhubarb and Orange Loaf Cake

Spring is Rhubarb harvesting time.


Cake

175g butter, melted
225g castor sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
zest of 1 Orange
3 egg whites
225g Self-Raising Flour
50g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
200g Rhubarb stalks, 1cm pieces

Topping

30g Plain Flour
20g butter
10g Demerara sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
10g flaked almonds

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Lightly grease and line a 900g loaf tin.

Start the topping.
Rub together the flour and butter with your finger tips to form rough breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar, ground ginger and flaked almonds.
Set aside.


Whisk together the melted butter, sugar, whole eggs and orange zest until thick.


In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff.


Fold in flour, almonds and baking powder into butter mix, followed by the rhubarb.


Fold in the whisked egg whites.


Pour into prepared loaf tin.


Sprinkle on topping.


BAKE for 1 hour.

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