- 200 g butter, at room temperature
- 250 g granulated sugar
- 4 medium eggs, at room temperature
- grated zest of 1 orange
- 50 g milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 350 g all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
1 hour 10 minutes
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- Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
- In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter and sugar.
- Beat with the paddle attachment on high speed, until light and fluffy.
- Stop the mixer every so often and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat again.
- As soon as the mixture has become white and fluffy, lower the speed and add the eggs, one at a time, waiting for each addition to be completely incorporated before adding the next.
- Remove the mixing bowl from the stand and add the orange zest, milk, vanilla extract and 50 g of flour.
- Mix with a wooden spoon until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
- To the remaining flour (300 g), add the baking powder and salt. Mix with a spoon.
- Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.
- Grease a 22x10 cm cake pan and add the mixture. Smooth the surface with a spoon.
- Bake for 1 hour. Ιn the hour insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf and if doesn't comes out clean and dry, then bake for little more.
- When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before turning out of cake pan.
- Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Cut with a serrated knife and serve with icing sugar.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.