The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 61

GASTRONOMIC USES: INGREDIENTS 225 grs of whole spelt flour 225 grs of sugar 125 ml of light cream 70 ml of s sunflower oil 3 eggs 1 over baking soda 2 blood orange (red orange) zest and juice 75 grs of dried cranberries 75 grs of chopped nuts (8 SERVINGS) RECIPE: VACCINIUM VITIS-IDAEA: SPELT WITH CRANBERRIES AND NUTS CAKE Cranberries are a very popular forest fruit in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe. They can be eaten directly in nature, but, due to their slightly sour taste, they are usually consumed already prepared, in sweets, jellies, jams, etc. The leaves serve to make an infusion . PROCESS: 1.-Beat the eggs with the sugar and the oranges zest until get a foamy texture. 2.-Include the light cream, the juice and the oil and mix it. 3.-Sift the flour and the baking soda and put it in the mix. 4.-Stir until the dough will be homogenous. Incorporate the nuts (lightly last flour that doesn’t go to the bottom of the cake) and the cranberries. 5.-Put the preparation into a removable mold with greaseproof paper. Bake it at 180ºC for 55 minutes. Then let it cool and decorate. MEDICINAL USES: The leaves are antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, refrigerant. They are used in the treatment of gonorrhoea, arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes and diarrhoea. The mature fruits are eaten fresh or dried as a remedy for diarrhoea and as a treatment for sore throats, coughs and colds.