Whoever said “Once you’re on a roll, you’ll never go straight,” did not know this version of orange and carrot roll. This recipe produces a roll that is straight up delicious. Now this part may not interest you, but for us it is of some curiosity, because we like to question these peculiarities of the world. The two main ingredients in this recipe are orange: orange and carrot. What did the orange do more than the carrot to have the colour named after it? Why don’t we call the colour “carrot” instead of “orange”? These are important questions. Ponder on that a while. And while pondering, try this delicious dessert
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tablespoons baking powder
- 750 g of sugar and 15 eggs
- 3 oranges (zest and juice)
- 0.5 dl of Licor Beirão
- 100 g of grated carrot
- Margarine for greasing the tin
- Sugar for dusting
INGREDIENTS FOR DECORATION
- Orange slices and grated carrot
- In a bowl, mix the sifted flour with the baking powder and sugar. Add the eggs, zest and juice of the oranges, the Licor Beirão and grated carrot. You may not have realized because the name of this recipe gives nothing away, but this cake has orange and carrot in it.
- Mix well. Grease a 40 by 30 cm tray (go and get your ruler) with margarine and line it with greaseproof paper. Grease again and sprinkle with sugar. Pour in the batter and bake at 190ºC for about 35 minutes.
- Remove when cooked and turn out onto a sheet of greaseproof paper sprinkled with sugar.
- Now roll the cake and chill well. Remove the paper and transfer the cake to a platter. Serve cut into slices, garnished with orange slices and grated carrot. Yes, this cake has carrot and orange. Really, really.