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A Giant Jaffa

Well the facebook poll had a humungous landslide in favour of this little (well big) beauty. It's funny isn't it, how we all love to replicate things and make them our own or even better.

Whenever I eat something in a restaurant that I like I want to go straight home and try to make it for myself. It is like my own personal challenge! I have to jiggle the recipe until it's right. Sometimes I get it spot on and sometimes it can take a while (500 macaroons on GBBO). 

Well anyway here is my recipe for a giant orangey delight of a Jaffa xxx
100g S/R flour
100g Stork or unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 sachet of gelatine (i used Dr Oetker)
½ of a pint of fresh orange juice
4 tbsp of icing sugar
2 tbsp marmalade warmed and sieved
150g dark chocolate
1 tsp of orange extract

Mix the flour, sugar, butter and eggs together until light and creamy. Spoon into a greased 2 pint ovenproof (Glass or Ceramic) pudding bowl (it will only fill to a third but this gives you the cake shape). Bake @170 for 35-40mins. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Heat the orange juice mixed with the icing sugar in a small sauce pan until simmering. Sprinkle over the gelatine and whisk until totally dissolved. Pour into a shallow dish lined with clingfilm and leave until cool, then put in the fridge until set solid.

Brush the cake with the sieved marmalade. Using the clingfilm, turn the jelly onto your cake base and then pop it into the fridge to keep cold. Melt the chocolate and mix in the orange extract, leave to cool until it's still liquid but almost cold. 

Place the cake onto a wire rack with a large plate under it and pour over the orange flavoured chocolate. Leave until set.