Cape Town is still tightly wrapped up in the icy claws of a very brutal winter, which has left me for the first time in years looking forward to warmer months. Citrus fruit is still very much in season and I have been pondering a few recipes to use up this vibrant and juicy fruit. Clementines are my favourite and I eat them most days, and my kitchen is never without lemons which I spritz over just about everything. I have my own navel orange tree, which is dripping with ripe fruit at the moment so I’m figuring out my next move with these. Having been at this blogging business for nearly a decade, I realize I have a number of recipes in my archives that are perfect to use up this seasonal abundance, so here are a few of my favourite recipes using citrus fruit:
From one of my all-time favourite cookbooks ‘Polpo’ by Russell Norman, this orange & Campari cake uses a combination of almond and semolina flour to make a dense cake that gets soaked in a sublime syrup. The Campari adds a hint of bitterness to this delicious winter treat.
This roast chicken is as delicious as it sounds, with loads of pan jus. This is the way I like to roast my chicken. Caremelised roasted orange wedges add amazing flavour and more juiciness to this bird.
This delicious recipe which is a refreshing take on a bowl of steamed mussels is utterly delicious with gremolata to finish it off.
I love this Indian-inspired baked yoghurt dish which has a similar texture to cheesecake.
These cakes are an absolute hit on Drizzleanddip and the best way to use up clementines if you are not just snacking on them straight up.
This is one of my favourite cakes and from my second cookbook Sweet. I adore a sponge cake and buttercream with orange.
This winter salad is bright and delicious using 3 of my favourite ingredients in one dish.
This is my favourite gluten free-cake recipe and is utterly sublime. It uses up a few lemons too.
The orange flavoured salt really brings these oven-roasted sweet potatoes to life.
I employed a time saving technique to make this marmalade so much easier and a splash of whisky makes it all grown up.
One of my all-time favourite mini bundt cake recipes.
Nigellas famous clementine cake is finished off with a dollop of my homemade clementine curd folded through the cream.
This is my favourite no-bake cheesecake recipe and the nutty crumble is so delicious
This easy weeknight supper dish has so much zing in it.
This is another recipe form my second cookbook that takes the cupcake to a more grown-up level.
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