March 12, 2014

ORANGE AND GRAPE GATEAU

Ingredients:
Maida - 110 gm
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Oranges  -2 
Butter/margarine - 110 gm
Castor sugar - 75 gm
Eggs - 2
Double cream - 140 ml, whipped
Green grapes - 100 gms
Black grapes - 100 gms
Apricot jam - 4 tbsp, heated and sieved

Method:

  • Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl. Grate rind from the oranges and add to flour with butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Beat with wooden spoon until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Grease and dust two sandwich tins. Place the batter in tins and bake in a moderate oven, 350 F for approximately 25 minutes.. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut grapes into halves and pips removed.
  • Remove all pith from oranges with a sharp knife and cut between sections to remove segments.
  • Spread one sandwich with cream and cover with some of the grapes, cover with other sandwich.
  • Spread top with half the jam and orange segments and remaining halves of grapes on top.
  • Glaze with remaining apricot jam. 
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