Orange And Saffron Yogurt Cake

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Orange and saffron yogurt cake
The two main flavors used in this dessert—orange and saffron—give it a very fresh and summery taste. It is particularly good when served with ice cream or fruit compote (or both!), and it freezes quite well.

Ingredients

        ½ cup, plus 2 tablespoons (275 g) plain whole yogurt

        1 cup plus 2 tablespoon (225 g) sugar

        2 teaspoons saffron strands

        2 large eggs

        ½ cup (125 ml) oil

        Finely-grated zest of 1 lemon

        Juice of 1 lemon

        Finely-grated zest of 2 oranges

        Juice of 1 orange

        ½ vanilla bean, split and scraped

        1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons (150 g) all-purpose flour

        2¼ teaspoons baking powder.

Instructions

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Butter the inside of a 9 x 5 x 3-in (23 x 12.5 x 7.5-cm) loaf pan.

Step 2:
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, sa­ron, and eggs. Add the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla bean seeds. Add the flour and baking powder, whisking until just combined. Do not over mix.

Step 3:
Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. The cake will be dark golden on top and should pull away just a bit from the sides of the pan. If the crust begins to darken too much, cover the cake with a piece of aluminum foil. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack, remove the pan, and cool completely.

Food: Orange And Saffron Yogurt Cake

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