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Coconut and orange cake

Randomness is the best thing that can happen in the kitchen. Whenever I make something by accident, the results are surprisingly delicious. One day I was quite decided that I made a savory cake with vegetables. But despite of a clear plan, I started to explore cookbooks, one by one. Searching for something, I couldn’t even define. Suddenly it emerged from the desserts. Yeast cake with lemon and coconut. Though I’m exactly on the opposite side of being a sweetooth, I’d immediately changed my dinner plans and started to prepare this perfect cake. Few moments later I realized that I was lack of the most important ingredient-lemons! Not to mention lemon jam. Fortunately I found a jar of bitter-orange jam and I was back in the game.
Results: a delicious cake with divine orange and coconut flavour, with half-life about 1,5 hour.
If you want to try this cake in lemon version, use lemon jam and lemon zest instead orange.

coconut and orange cake
coconut and orange cake

Coconut and orange cake

based on a recipe from Polish cookbook “O chlebie”

for 28 diameter round 
baking tin

20g fresh yeast
350g all-purpose flour
180ml coconut milk*
4 tbsp canola oil
50g sugar
50g bitter orange jam
1 tbsp chickpea flour
2 tsp fresh orange zest
½ tsp salt

25g all-purpose flour
25g sugar
1 tsp orange zest
2 tsp shredded coconut
1 tbsp canola oil

*I use canned one, mixed well before use

Mix yeast with 1 tsp sugar and 2 tbsp coconut milk. Set aside for about 15 minutes, In a large bowl mix all-puropse flour, chickpea flour, sugar and salt. Add the yeast and the rest of ingredients. Knead smooth, but quite loose dough. Place in a bowl coated with oil, set aside for about 1 hour. Meanwhile prepre the crumble by mixing all ingredients, add more flour if needed.

Place the dough in a round-shaped (28 in diameter) baking tin. Coat the baking tin with oil and bread crumbs before. Sprinkle with crumbs, cover with a cloth and set aside for 30-40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180C, bake for 35-45 minutes.

coconut and orange cake