Orange Olive Oil Cake

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Orange Olive Oil Cake 

Orange Olive Oil Cake was inpsired by a kitchen experiment at the home of  local, Ottawa food photographer Suliman Chadirji. He works quite often with the chefs at Food Marketing Creative, creating stunning food images for clients.

Then, he goes home and imagines recreating everything he tastes at the shoots!

When our jovial owner Peter gave Suliman some Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend flour to bake with, he let the experiment begin!

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Equipment

  • 9 inch cake pan
  • stainless steel bowls
  • electric stand mixer
  • OR electric hand held mixer
  • baking rack
  • 10 inch cake plate

Ingredients
  

  • cup Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs large
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice  freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, chopped fine chopped fine
  • 1 orange sliced into thin rounds, then cut in half

Instructions
 

  •  Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  •  In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  •  In a bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment, add the eggs and the sugar.
  • Whisk again, until the mix turns a light yellow.
  • Drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Add the vanilla, orange juice and zest.
  •  Turn to medium speed and mix until combined.
  • Replace the whisk attachment with a paddle.  
  • Add half of the flour and beat until just combined.  
  • Pour into a prepared 9-inch cake pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Set on a baking rack. Let the cake cool slightly.
  • Unmold the cake and place on a cake plate.
     
  • Decorate with fresh orange slices.

Tips and Tricks

Which kind of olive oil should I use when I bake Orange Olive Oil Cake?

The olive oil you choose for this cake is very important. It affects the taste of the entire cake. Look for one that is mild. And put it to the test!

Take a wine glass and add a small amount of mild olive oil. Swirl it around. Then inhale the aroma. Next give it a taste.

At Enjoy Peetz our preference is Olivo Real Late Harvest Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This Spanish olive oil has won top awards in Italy. Owner and friend Isidro, lives in Ottawa and imports the oil directly from his family’s estate in south Spain. The family has been growing olive trees for decades! Buy it through Isidro at Pepe’s Market.

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti really packs a punch! It is so simple, but really flavourful.  The Italian name for this dish is Aglio e Olio.

Be sure to use the best extra virgin olive oil you can find. It will make all the difference to the final dish.

If you are using Peetz S.M.A.R.T Homemade Pasta recipe ( and we really suggest you try it!) and you don’t have the attachment to cut spaghetti, then make linguine or fettuccini instead. It won’t make a difference in deliciousness!

Read our Chef Tips and Tricks at the bottom of this recipe.

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti

Ingredients
  

  • 6 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 recipe Peetz S.M.A.R.T Homemade Pasta cut into spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cup Italian parsley roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper 

Instructions
 

  • Roughly chop garlic or slice thinly.
  • Meanwhile, place a large pot of well salted water on the stovetop. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook spaghetti in salted water .
  • Warm a large sauce pan over low heat.
  • Add olive oil and garlic.
  • Stir occasionally until garlic turns golden, about 8 minutes.
  • When garlic is just turning brown, add parsley and spaghetti.
  • Toss everything together and check seasoning.

Chef Tips and Tricks

Why does it say to slice the garlic?

Slicing the garlic helps to prevent it from burning.

How much salt should I add to the water? 

The pasta water should taste like the sea. It will help to add flavour to the pasta.

How is Italian parsley different from regular?

Italian parsley has flat leaves, while regular parsley has curled leaves. The curly variety is best for decoration.

What sort of wine should I serve with Garlic Parsley Spaghetti?

wine

Try a hearty Chardonnay with this meal.

What about dessert?

We love this recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

Garlic Parsley Spaghetti