Orange is the happiest colour
- Frank Sinatra
Orange is such a food colour is it not??? so vibrant and fresh. A sunshine colour that brings freshness to our minds.
But in my home, three oranges were lying on my table crying for attention. Not wanting to eat them or even make a juice out of them, I was so totally confused on using them. Then came Google and its help.
The loaf cake turned out super soft, light fragrant and fresh!!! My folks totally loved it!!!
Makes: 1 7" loaf
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 - 35 minutes
Recipe Source: www.vegrecipesofindia.com
What would you need:
- Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
- Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
- Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
- Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Oil - 1/4 cup
- Orange Juice - 1 cup (freshly squeezed)
- Orange Zest - 1/2 tsp
- Corn Flour/ Eggless Custard Powder - 1 tbsp
How to go about it:
- In a sieve, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and sift twice and keep aside.
- Take a 7" loaf pan or a cake tin and line it with parchment paper or grease it with butter and dust it with flour and keep this aside.
- In a bowl, add the oil and sugar/ jaggery and whip well until the sugar/ jaggery is dissolved completely.
- Now, add the orange juice and the zest to the oil sugar mixture and mix well.
- Pre - heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius for 10 minutes.
- Fold in the flour to the liquid mixture slowly and mix gently so that there are no lumps.
- Pour this to the loaf/ cake tin and bake between 30 - 35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
Points to note:
- You could even use Maida or use wheat and maida in 1:1 ratio.
- Instead of sugar you can use powdered jaggery (same quantity)
- I used Olive Oil. You can use any vegetable oil. But do not used mustard/ coconut/ til oil
- Squeeze out the orange juice just when you need to mix it with the oil sugar mixture. Orange juice when kept for a few minutes outside turns bitter.
- If you are using maida alone, then use 3/4 cup of orange juice only.
njoy with your loved ones,