Sunday, February 22, 2009

MARZIPAN AND ORANGE MADEIRAS


Do you still have some marzipan lurking in the back of the kitchen cupboard from Christmas!! Here is the perfect recipe to use up some of the leftover marzipan.

This recipe is also useful to make if you have an orange that has possibly gone a little past its best. You simply cook the whole orange in a saucepan, pop it into the food processor, whizz to a puree and add this to the cake mix.

Unfortunately, this recipe is quite heavy on calories. Perhaps you would prefer just to look at the photograph, but then again, you might just be tempted. After all, they were really, really delicious. Mr Him tends to put on weight just looking at food, whilst I am the complete opposite and so it makes sense to mostly leave these type of indulgences for a special treat!

As you can see from the photograph I lined all but two of the loaf tins. A very wise decision on my part because the cakes have a tendency to stick.


For me, they were a little on the sweet side, whilst Mr Him thought the sweetness was perfect. If I was to make these little cakes again, I would definitely cut down on the amount of marzipan used.

The recipe came from Waitrose Seasons Winter Cookbook 2009, which just happens to be a freebie you can pick up at the check out!

13 comments:

Jan said...

Mr Him!!!
They look lovely Maggie. I personally don't like marzipan) but they are lovely looking cakes.
I really like that blue cake tin type thing of yours (whatever it might be called)!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Mmm, delicious. I love those Waitrose seasons books.

Sylvie said...

I love marzipan. Usually if I have any leftover I make pineapple and marzipan cake, but next time I'll have to try these.

The Caked Crusader said...

Don't they look pretty. I never know what people mean when they say something is too sweet. For me that phrase never quite computes!

Sam said...

Yes I still have leftover marzipan! These look delicious, thanks for the recipe.

Maria♥ said...

Margaret, these are so cute and what a great way to use up left over marzipan!

Maria
x

Trekkie said...

Yup, I've got the marzipan as well!!!! Unfortunately, no Waitroses near me (only 2 in Scotland, I believe), so I'll have to remember to print this one out.

chocolate+jasmine said...

Definitely not enough just to look at the photograph! They sound divine!

Gloria said...

Margaret I think this recipe is absolutely lovely and yummy!!! look nice! xxGloria

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hey Margaret
wow, so much to catch on....i have really missed out...i liked your idea of use of marzipan...quite and interesting idea for me to try too.

Alexx said...

These look delicious! I love almonds so may buy marzipan just to try these.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh M these look delicious and yes I still have some marzipan lurking in the back of the kitchen cupboard from Christmas - perfect recipe here for using it up :0)

Rosie x

Margaret said...

Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. M x

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