Thursday March 14th 2024, 9:51 pm
Filed under: Food,Garden

They are the thinnest- and easiest-peeling mandarins there are, with no seeds and very nearly no whites.

The critters had been leaving my Kishu tree alone–till last night. So with¬†about a pound and a half left of those very small mandarins (this was its first real harvest), I picked every one.

I knew there was an orange almond cake recipe out there that was very good but I didn’t remember where I’d found it.

Given the size, I wanted a recipe that didn’t just say throw a seedless orange in a blender–I wanted a measurement. I wanted weight. I went looking till I found it,¬†and the fact that the author specifically says don’t throw in extra just because you have it made it easy to figure out that she’d played with this enough to know what she was talking about.

After it went in the oven I did my usual bowl scrapings onto a small plate and into the microwave for twenty seconds to get an idea of the taste and texture this was going to turn into.

Definitely what my Kishus had wanted to be when they grew up.

Fruit, almond flour, eggs, sugar, baking powder. No butter.

I have about five ounces of leftover mandarin puree to experiment with later.

Even my timer wanted it to hurry up: I set it for fifty minutes and it heard fifteen. Not so fast!

Update: it was very good. But next time I’ll put a parchment round on the bottom of the pan.

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Oh, yum!

Comment by ccr in MA 03.15.24 @ 4:49 am

Wonderful, all around – and I have saved the recipe to try someday. I am sure the remaining puree will have all kinds of uses: over porridge, over creamy things, sipped from a spoon……

Comment by Margo Lynn 03.15.24 @ 5:14 am

That sounds absolutely delicious!!

Comment by NGS 03.15.24 @ 8:09 am

Wow stunning.
Thanks for link to recipe.
I really like almond flour desserts.

Comment by Lisa R-R, Toronto 03.15.24 @ 10:57 am

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