I tried all kinds of dough for cake, but I had not dared to fast until now. I mean how: cake without milk and eggs? 🙂 But when I saw him at Miha’s , so beautiful and fluffy and yellow, I said I had to try it too! Especially since it is with orange juice <3
- 500 g flour
- 250 ml freshly squeezed orange juice (from 2 oranges)
- 100 ml oil
- 80-100 g sugar
- 25 g fresh yeast (or 1 sachet of dry yeast)
- a pinch of salt
- 1-2 teaspoons grated orange peel (if you find unwanted organic oranges)
- 100 g dark chocolate for the filling
- 1-2 tablespoons honey to grease the cake
Method of preparation:
Mix flour and salt and yeast in a bowl if you use dry yeast. If you have fresh yeast, crush it in a cup and rub it with a teaspoon of sugar until it becomes liquid. Heat the orange juice a little and mix it with the sugar until it melts. Pour the orange juice, yeast and oil over the flour and mix well.
Then knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes non-sticky. Depending on the type of flour used, you may need 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice (I added it because I thought the dough was too hard to knead).
Cover the dough and leaven in a warm place until it doubles in volume. I left him for over an hour. It grows slower than milk dough, but don’t despair, it will eventually grow. If you have a bread machine, the whole process becomes much easier.
After it has risen, pour the dough on the table greased with oil, divide it in two and with your hands well greased with oil, spread two rectangular sheets 0.5 cm thick. Sprinkle over each grated chocolate, leaving the edges free.
Roll the sheets lengthwise and then weave the two rolls and place in a cake pan greased with oil or lined with baking paper. Cover the cake with a towel and leave to rise again for 20-30 minutes in a warm place.
After it has risen, grease the cake with a little oil and bake it in the oven heated to 180 degrees. Baking time can range from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on each oven. Bake until nicely browned. In the last 10 minutes, remove from the oven and spread on top with honey mixed with a tablespoon of water, then return to the oven. If it tans too hard on top, you can cover it with aluminum foil so it doesn’t burn.