New Gluten Free Cake Recipe

Gluten and Dairy free Orange and Almond cake 

INGREDIENTS
• 1 orange
• 1 lemon
• 100ml Granary Oil rapeseed oil
• 200g caster sugar
• 4 large eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 175g ground almonds
• 2 tsp baking powder
• icing sugar to dust
• honey (optional)
METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 Fan and line a cake tin with baking parchment round cake tin or square brownie tin both work well)
2. Rinse the lemon and orange, place in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for approx. half an hour or until soft.
3. Drain and cool the lemon and orange. Cut open the orange, remove any pips and pop the whole thing (skin and pulp) in a food processor. Cut the lemon open and remove all the pips and pulp and only put the skin in the food processor. Blitz to a puree
4. Beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Fold in the almonds and orange and lemon puree, then the baking powder, and mix well.
5. Put the mix in your time and bake for approximately 45 minutes until golden brown. It is a very moist cake so a skewer should come out clean(ish) when don
6. Leave to cool, then drizzle with honey (optional), dust with icing sugar and serve.
This cake is great to make in advance as the orange and lemon puree keeps the cake moist.

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We are a family run farm situated at the tip of South Warks, bordering with the Cotswolds A.O.N.B. Our farm comprises mostly grassland, on which we run 300 breeding ewes along with a small flock of Cotswolds. As well as sheep we produce specialist hay crops of Rye grass/clover hay for horses, Lucerne Hay predominately for zoos and clover hay for goats.

We have extensive orchards containing a mixture of apple, pear, plum and slowly maturing Walnut trees.

It is still early days in the Walnut Oil production and it will be a few years before the 100 or so trees reach full production levels, so until then the oil will be of limited quantity. We will also be sourcing Walnuts from our neighbours so long as we can keep those pesky squirrels off them.

For a bit more information on how good Walnut Oil is for you try following these links.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2322049/Could-eating-WALNUTS-key-cutting-cholesterol.html

http://whatscookingamerica.net/LindaPosch/WalnutOil_HealthBenefits.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12865291

Alongside the Walnut Oil we are also producing Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil.

The Rapeseed comes from one or more of our 5 arable neighbours all within 3 miles of our farm, and so we are able to choose the best quality seed.

Here is a link with some benefits of Rapeseed Oil.

http://rapeseedoilbenefits.hgca.com/

We have been asked a number of times if our oil is Extra Virgin. To the best of our understanding the term Extra Virgin belongs to the Olive Oil industry, and refers to strict chemical and tasting standards that focus on aroma, flavour and acid levels and less to do with the first pressing as most people think, (including ourselves until recent research on setting up our own Rapeseed Oil business).

You can buy our oils direct from our door or from independent shops around the Shipston-on-Stour area.

Prices for our oils are as follows:

250ml Cold Pressed Walnut Oil £14.99

250ml Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil £2.99

500ml Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil £4.99

We do not as yet sell online but you are more than welcome to give us a ring or email and place an order that way.