Thursday, May 21, 2020

Orange pastry ..

Ingredients for pastry :

Orange buttercream frosting : 2 cups
Orange loaf cake : 1
Orange slices for garnish ( optional)

Method to arrange pastry :

Slice/cut orange loaf cake into 2 parts.
Apply buttercream frosting in between the cake slices and above the cake slice, garnish with fresh orange slice, ready to serve !!

Ingredients for orange buttercream frosting :

Unsalted butter : 100 gm ( butter needs to be at room temperature)
Powdered sugar : 1/2 cup ( increase if you like more sweet frosting )
Corn starch: 1/2 tablespoon
Fresh orange zest : 1 teaspoon
Fresh orange juice : 1 tablespoon
Salt : one small pinch

Method :

Beat the butter for 1 minute , add in sugar and cornstarch, beat it for 1 minute, add half quantity of orange juice and salt and beat again for 1 minute, then add remaining orange juice and beat for 1 minute lastly add in zest and beat for 30 seconds.

This is mildly sweet frosting, so if you want increase sugar powder.
I use a hand blender for beating/making frosting.

Orange cake loaf recipe :

This recipe I learned from my best friend Vani, and it's a super simple recipe with delicious flavour!!

Ingredients for orange cake loaf :

Self raising flour(check notes for alternative) : 1 and half cups
Sugar : 1/3 cup
Oil : 1/2 cup
Hot milk : 1/2 cup
Curd : 1/4 cup
Fresh orange juice : 1/4 cup
Fresh orange zest : 1 tablespoon
Salt : one pinch

Method :

Sieve the flour for 2 times and keep it ready.
Grease the baking tin with butter and flour.
Preheat the oven at 160 degree.

Take a big bowl, add in curd,salt and sugar beat it until sugar dissolves.

Add in orange juice,orange zest and oil and mix until everything mixes properly.

Add 1/4 cup flour at a time to the above mixture and mix gently.

Once everything mixed, add in 2 tablespoons of hot milk(make sure to use hot milk) at a time and mix gently.

Pour the batter to baking tin and tap the tin for 4-5 times and bake at 160 degree for 10 Minutes and reduce the temperature to 120 degree and bake until cake is well cooked!

My cake took around 35 minutes for baking, each and every oven temperature differs so keep an eye on cake after 25 minutes.

Take the cake out from oven and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes and invert it, keep it in a cooling rack until it cools down completely, then cut and serve as it is or make orange pastry!

Notes :

Self raising flour :
If you don't have self raising flour, you can use 1 and half cups of plain flour / maida, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda, mix these three ingredients together and sieve it for 2 times, in this way everything mixes properly.

Make sure to tap the tin after you pour batter, in this way there will be no air bubbles inside the cake.

Please make sure to use hot milk.

Orange zest = grated orange peel.

Use a toothpick to check whether cake is baked or not.

Each and every oven temperature differs,so bake accordingly.

Use the exact measurement.


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