Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Vegan Queen Cake

To celebrate Three Kings Day, I suggest my latest vegan  inspiration , based on the Portuguese tradition.
And as all Kings deserve a Queen, it is fair , that my contribution this week would be a new vegan recipe of "Bolo Rainha", dedicated especially to the beloved Three Kings, and to be honest, to  all  kings and queens of this world!

Singing  "Janeiras" is a tradition that people are forgetting , however, if  this recipe brings water to your mouth, why not celebrate it  by cooking and  reviving the tradition with new flavors!

       350g  plain flour
        about 100g  additional flour for kneading the cake
       10g  fresh yeast
       80g  vegetable butter ( I used alpro soy)
       100g   demerara sugar
       150g  dried fruit
       1 dl  oat milk 
       1 dl  of orange juice
       lemon zest
       ½ teaspoon salt

Cut the fruits and add them to the orange juice. Let them rest for  15 min.

Dissolve 10g of yeast in 1 dl of  lukewarm water. Add 5 tablespoons of  plain flour. Combine well and let  it stand for 15 minutes in a warm place.

Using an electric mixer, beat  the butter with  the sugar until light and creamy. Add the lemon zest and  the oat milk. Combine  it well and add the dough that was resting. Combine all  the ingredients.

Add the 350g of flour and the salt.

Knead  the dough until you get an elastic and smooth consistency.

Make a well in the centre and add the fruits and  the orange juice.

Work the dough slowly by adding the  100g of flour or the required amount until you get a mixture that doesn't stick.

Form a ball and cover it  with a damp. Let it rise  in a warm place between 4 to 6 hours.

After the yeast time, place the cake on a baking tray, make  a circular opening in the middle, cover it and let it stand for 1 hour more.
Preheat  the oven to 190ºC 10 min before placing the cake.

Bake for about  1 hour at  190 °.

And the result .....

© veggie delicious food, January 2013

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