SIM­PLY THE ZEST

THIS TANGY TREAT, BASED ON A TIME­LESS RECIPE, COULD LEAD TO DAILY CRAV­INGS

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - WELLNESS - W O R D S : A L A S TA I R M C L EO D STYLING & PHOTO: MI­RANDA PORTER CE­RAM­ICS: LUNA CE­RAM­ICS

Clau­dia Ro­den’s cel­e­brated orange-cake recipe was first pub­lished more than 50 years ago. It has since been plun­dered, pla­gia­rised and praised across the culi­nary fir­ma­ment. Its bit­ter­sweet in­ten­sity is ut­terly de­li­cious and as com­pelling to­day as ever. Ms Ro­den’s cake comes from a Mid­dle-East­ern kitchen, whereas the yo­ghurt cake orig­i­nates in French coun­try cui­sine: light, lac­tic and fri­able. The ad­di­tion of syrup af­ter bak­ing lends a citrus lift that con­trasts with the jam­mi­ness of its fa­mous cousin. I have had equal suc­cess with lemon, man­darin and grape­fruit. I reckon I could eat any of them ev­ery day for the next 50 years.

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