Duck a l’Orange Recipe

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Ingredients: 

  • A whole duck about 2.5-3 kg,
  • a few sprigs of fresh rosemary (or a tablespoon of dry one),
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme (or a tablespoon dry one),
  • 1-1 ½ orange (or blood orange even better),
  • 8 cloves of garlic,
  • 2 medium-sized onions peeled and cut into quarters,
  • 2 stalks celery cut in large pieces,
  • 3 carrots cut in pieces,
  • 1 bay leaf,
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper,
  • 2 tbsp plain flour,
  • one tbsp honey and 1/2 cup of orange juice,
  • potatoes and carrots for the side dish.

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New Year’s Festive Lemon and Almond Cake covered with home-made Lemon Fondant (Sugar paste)

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This is a very sweet desert, a perfect heavy winter coffee cake, or as I like to call… a dark coffee cake, because it’s such a sweet dessert that  you just can’t tolerate any sweetness added into your coffee too! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 180 gr of all-purpose flour
  • 90 gr white powdered, powdered
  • 5 gr of baking powder
  • zest of a big organic lemon
  • 5 gr Ceylon cinnamon
  • 270 gr coconut oil or olive oil
  • 240 gr sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 90 gr lemon juice

For the Lemon Fondant:

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