St Clements Cake
Who remembers the traditional English rhyme?
"Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements. The words relate to bells at St Clements Church, a church designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1687. The oranges and lemons refer to the citrus fruits unloaded at the wharves nearby
The name may relate to a nursery rhyme but the cake with its delicious orange flavour is well worth considering!
St. Clement's Cake
1 whole orange, (300gms) seeds removed ( Try a Naval orange... they rarely have seeds)
180 gms soft butter
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups plain flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180C
Grease and paper a loaf pan. Set aside
Purée orange in a food processor.
Sift flour and baking powder together.
Cream butter and sugar till creamy
Add eggs one at a time
Beat well after each addition
Fold in sifted flour alternately with orange puree
Pour into a greased, lined loaf pan
Bake at 180C for about forty to fifty minutes.
Test for doneness
While still hot, (leave in pan) poke a few holes in the top, and drizzle over a lemon icing, which will soak in.
Once the icing has soaked in, remove from pan to cool.
Re-ice when cold.
Decorate with orange zest
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