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olive oil sponge cake

Caramelized olive oil sponge cake

We will show you how to make this easy caramelized olive oil sponge cake with white chocolate. Delicious and different, it will surprise you. We have to thank the restaurant El Gallinero de Sandra for the recipe. This is one of the desserts you can find in their menu.

To make this dessert we will first make the oil sponge cake and then the ganache:

CARAMELIZED OLIVE OIL SPONGE CAKE from CENTENARY OLIVE TREES

Ingredients of the sponge cake

  • 250 grs wheat flour
  • 250 grs of sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 ml Extra virgin olive oil ÁGURA
  • 50 grs of butter ointment

Making the oil sponge cake

Beat the eggs, the sugar and the butter in a mixer until tripling their volume.

Then we add the olive oil from centenary olive trees in the form of a fine drizzle and continue beating for a couple of minutes approximately.

Then we add the flour with the help of a wooden spatula.

Finally, add all the dough inside the mold and bake at 180 degrees for half an hour, let cool and set aside.

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of 33 % fat cream
  • 300 grs of white chocolate
  • 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil ÁGURA
Making White Chocolate Ganache with Oil

We boil the cream and add the white chocolate, we mix it well with the help of a spatula, then we add the extra virgin olive oil from Centenary Trees without stopping stirring.

Let it cool in the fridge for about 12 hours.

DESSERT ASSEMBLY

We cut the sponge cake in a square or rectangular portion, with the help of an electric blade we caramelize its exterior walls.

We then assemble the plate using a base of olive oil, the sponge cake and a white chocolate ganache quenelle.

Olive oil ideal for desserts

For this recipe we have used our olive oil from centenary olive trees, since it is a very fresh oil, its smoothness and herbaceous aromas together with fruit notes make it an ideal oil to use in desserts.

We hope you liked this recipe and we would love to hear what you think. Did you think that a normal recipe could be turned into a gourmet dish just by taking care of the presentation? Have you ever used olive oil for a dessert?

benefits olive oil

Is Olive Oil good for your health?

Is Olive Oil good for your health? The olives are originated in Grecia and Asia Minor. The olive trees started to expand through the Mediterranean 6000 years ago. In this way, the olives began to be part of the Mediterranean Diet. In fact, it’s a basic food for Andalusian farmers and people from Extremadura during XIX and XX siècle because it’s the essential ingredient to make Olive Oil, the food we’re talking about today in this post.

This fruit is growing between the months of June and October, reaching their mature state in December. From November to January the olives harvested are used to produce Olive Oil, while the ones to eat directly are harvest before that time and by hand to not damage the fruit.

The Olive Oil is the base in numerous recipes in every Mediterranean country. It’s consumed at breakfast with the toast, or to fried and cook in Spain, Greece, and Portugal. They are used also to cook meat and fish, rice, salads or pizzas.

Olive oil benefits

The olives are allied with our health. From them, the olive oil is obtained, one of our superfoods. The experts recommend consuming no more than 4 table spoon per day.

Between all the benefits that the olive oil bring us, we have to highlight its high power to prevent cardiovascular diseases and circulatory system for its high level of unsaturated fat that makes them the perfect allied to regulate the cholesterol levels in our organism. This avoids that the cholesterol is accumulated in our arteries and make our arteries stronger and resistant.

Additionally to all of this, it’s important to know that for people who suffer hypertension (how to reduce hypertension) is good to take Olive Oil due to its low level of sodium.

You can also take a look at our blog post about Health Benefits of Olive Oils.

Olive oil nutrition facts

Olive Oil is an ingredient of great nutritional value, more if we’re talking about the Extra Virgin Olive Oil that preserves the best quality of this oil. It’s a fat ingredient especially having monounsaturated fat.

It’s a great source for vitamin E that covers 5% of IR per day for men and women between 20 and 39 years old that practice sports. This vitamin contributes to the protection of the cells in the oxidative damage.

For example, our Picual EVOO bottle of 500g has the next nutrition values:

  • Serving size 1 Tbsp. (15mL)
  • Serving per Container – 33.5
  • Amount per Serving – 14g
  • Calories 120 – Fat Cal. 120% Daily Value
  • Total Fast – 14g
  • Saturated Fat – 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
  • Protein 0g

Olive oil for your hair

Is olive oil good for your hair

We’ve already talked about the benefits of olive oil. Additionally, this ingredient has been used for thousands of years as a natural cosmetic for hair care. The cosmetic brands are including olive oil as a crucial ingredient in their products. Olive Oil gives us numerous benefits applying it directly through our hair or used in a cosmetic composition. Some of the main advantages to using Olive Oil for hair:

–   Make our hair shine!

–    Nourish and repair our scalp

–    Increase the growth of the hair

–    Strengthen the hair follicles to prevent hair loss

–    Stop with split ends and broken hair

We leave you here the perfect solution to stop with your split ends and broken hair with a hair mask based on olive oil for hair.

 

Olive oil for your skin

In the world of beauty professional, they elaborate treatments for skin with a base of olive oil that offer results of the highest quality. This is due to olive oil that is a completely natural olive oil product that has high levels of Vitamin E and other compounds.

–    Stop with dry skin. The application of Extra Virgin Olive Oil acts as moisturizing (especially applying it in your hands, elbows, feet, knees, and face).

–    Help to remove makeup. It isn’t a secret to anyone that many of the makeup remover brand products. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the most effective and soft makeup removers in the sector of natural products.

–    Relieve itchy skin. Dry and inflamed skin is one of the signs of irritation of the skin, such as eczema and psoriasis. Instead of go for very expensive medical treatments or weird handmade recipes, you can use Extra Virgin Olive Oil to calm the itch.

–    Fight against aging. Exposure to sun and pollution are one of the causes of premature aging. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is full of vitamin E that repairs successfully our skin.

How to buy the healthiest Olive Oil

Is Olive Oil good for your health? After all, we have been talking about we have to say that all Olive Oils are beneficial for our health. This doesn’t occur with other kinds of oils such as coconut oil, almond oil… that depends on their composition. The Extra Gourmet Olive Oil is the one that has more beneficial properties. Additionally, you should consume it uncooked for not losing their vitamins and antioxidants.

So, if you want to buy Olive Oil online you can access to our online store and purchase one of our three variety of Olive Oil (EVOO from centenary trees, Picual EVOO, EVOO Coupage Premium). And if you have any doubt about their nutritional value or labels you just have to contact us through our email info@aoveagura.com or calling to +34 655 64 85 95.

 

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