Spring is coming so lets add some nice moments to our lives!
Baking is one of life's little pleasures for me so I'd like to share this recipe with you. I am always pleased making this coffee cake, that's why I named it Citrus Delight. Some believe that food is carrying the energy of the cook so make it with love!
For the dough:
150 g butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
zest of 1 large orange
For the topping:
1 lemon with the seeds removed and finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1. Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Put egg whites to the refrigerator until ready to use. Mix the 2 egg yolks and 1 cup sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add orange zest.
Add softened butter and baking powder.
Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Make a lemon-walnut mixture: mix finally chopped lemon and walnuts and refrigerate until ready to use.
Whisk together chilled egg whites and 1/2 cup sugar until foamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 170'C. Remove the dough from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Spray a rectangular baking dish with a cooking spray and spread the dough evenly with your fingers.
Spread the lemon-walnut mixture evenly on top of dough. Spread egg whites & sugar over lemon-walnut mixture.
Bake at 170'C for about 25 minutes in the middle of the rack. Then move it to the top rack for 5 more minutes. Do not over bake, it should be moist and soft.
Slice your Citrus Delight. It smells wonderful, tastes great and is ready to be served!
Recipe by Yana (YanArt)
Translated by Tanya (Socksandmittens)