Because I am away this week**, I have left Bob a cake, to enjoy in my absence. It’s Nigella’s Clementine Cake – I blogged about this here and again here. [I happened to have a load of fruit which needed using up]
- The first time, I made it to Ms Lawson’s original recipe. This does require that you cook the clementines for a couple of hours. Not a recipe to whip up quickly in the evening after work!
- The second time I halved quantities, and substituted semolina plus almond essence for the more expensive ground almonds. This worked out much cheaper. I also cooked the fruit in the pressure cooker to save time. It tasted fine.
- This time, I did the full quantity again. But I used half and half almonds and semolina – and I microwaved the fruit [375gm of fruit, pierced all over, in a covered Pyrex bowl with 1tbsp water, cooked on high for 10 minutes] This saved both time and energy.
This third incarnation tastes just as good, and I sampled a slice with a spoonful of natural yogurt as dessert before I left home.
Click back to the earlier posts if you want the recipe![** I am at a WWDP Residential Conference in Sussex, planning for March 2016]