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Gateau A L'Orange (Orange Sponge Cake)

I have a new interest in Julia Childs. I have been looking up her recipes and found this one so decided to try it. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients in my kitchen - all I need to get was an orange! It reminded me of a cake my mom used to make when I was younger. It's very delicious! A great first foray into the world of Julia Childs.


2/3 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
Grated rind of 1 orange
1/3 cup strained orange juice (about 1 orange)
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup cake flour (scooped and leveled, turned into a sifter)
4 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9" round cake pan and measure out all ingredients.
2. Separate egg yolks and egg whites. 
3. Gradually beat 2/3 cup sugar into the egg yolks and continue beating until the mixture thickens to form a ribbon when the beaters are lifted. 
4. Add the grated orange peel, orange juice, and a pinch of salt. 
5. Beat for a minute or two until the mixture is ligh…

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