Serves: 4-6


2 oranges

seeds of 6 cardamom pods, crushed

225g sugar

6 eggs

200g ground almonds

50g polenta

25g self raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

75g golden raisins

15g cinnamon

15g flaked almonds plus extra for garnish

Serve warm with warmed honey, brandy, orange zest, Greek yoghurt


1. Put the whole oranges in a pan, cover with water. Boil for 1 hour

2. Cut into 4, remove the seeds and any heavy pith. Puree.

3. Whisk the cardamom, cinnamon, sugar and eggs into the orange mix

4. Fold in the raisins, flour etc

5. Spoon into a lined 24cm tin (loose bottom or spring form), sprinkle on the flaked almonds.

6. Bake at 170c for 40-45 minutes

7. Spoon over the honey and orange mix

8. Serve big slices with yoghurt and more nuts