Scottish Sweet Food and Drink Ideas
Simple Mandarin Gateaux Recipe
This is a recipe for a very simple and straightforward mandarin gateaux. Similar to many gateau it takes a little preparation time and cooking or baking time but the results should please even the most difficult
Simple Mandarin Gateaux
- 175 g (6 oz)margarine
- 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
- 3 eggs, size 3
- 175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour, 25 g (1 oz) replaced with ground almonds, if wished
- 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) baking powder
- 1 orange, rind and juice
- 1 x 298 g (11 oz) can mandarins
- 2 x 15 ml spoons (2 tbsps) Grand Marnier
- 425 ml (3/4 pint) Elmlea Whipping, whipped
- 125g (4 oz) flaked almonds, toasted
Place all cake ingredients except for orange juice in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Place in 2 greased and bottom lined 20 cm (8 inch) sandwich tins. Bake in preheated oven 160°C, 325°F, Gas No. 3 for 35-45 minutes. Turn out and cool on wire tray.
Whilst still warm, split cakes in half horizontally and drizzle over the orange juice mixed with the Grand Marnier. Sandwich cakes with half the mandarin and half the Elmlea. Spread some of the Elmlea around the sides and press on the almonds. Use remaining Elmlea to pipe rosettes around the edge and place reserved mandarins in the centre.
- Servings 12
- Preparation Time 25 mins
- Cooking Time 35 mins
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