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
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