- 2 large oranges, boiled for an hour
- 200 g self-raising flour
- 1 x 385 g can condensed milk
- Optional additions:
- A pinch of salt
- blueberries, for serving
- icing sugar mixed with a little water, to drizzle
1. Zest one orange and set the zest aside.
2. Boil both oranges in water for 45 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease a 22 cm x 11 cm loaf tin.
4. Halve and seed the oranges, then blitz in a blender until smooth.
5. Whisk the puréed orange with the flour and condensed milk. Add a pinch of salt. Pour into the loaf tin and drop in a handful of blueberries, if using.
6. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
7. Allow to cool, then drizzle with icing and dust with the orange zest.
This recipe was part of a series in which we tested online hacks. Our verdict? While this does result in a surprisingly passage loaf cake, it's not really a hack as the boiling and blitzing the oranges is messy and time-consuming. The original recipe was inspired by one by Good Housekeeping UK. We added blueberries, salt and a little icing for a slightly more complex twist.
Photographs: Katharine Pope