Orange & almond cake (GF)
Can I really expect this country to be tolerant towards the customs and traditions of my religion?
Can I expect people who are not jewish to accept the fact that a circumcision is just something we do? Or are they entitled to their own opinion (of course they do) and critic on an act that to them seems inhuman.
It all started with the hospital telling us they won't do it and continued by hours of surfing German websites and forums looking for someone (who has a medical degree...) to do it.
Reading the comments on forums I was really hurt. I can't explain it really.
They were not directed at me as it wasn't me who asked the question, but I felt like I am offended for everyone who was and is born jewish and every parent that decided to honor their tradition by circumcising.
On my birth plan I asked that my newborn baby will not get the vitamin K in a shot but rather through the mouth. My husband, who is totally against the whole cutting thing was almost snapping at me (in his own gentle way) how can I not be ok with a vitamin K shot, but I am ok with someone cutting our little boy.
Can the question be asked the other way around?
I am sure and I can also understand that this custom seems brutal to some people, but I would wish those people to be tolerant to what I believe in.
And what I believe in is this:
My grandfather ran away from Europe before the war started. The British had a mandate then in Israel and jewish people were not allowed to go in.
He came with a ship, was sent back to Europe, traveled with a ship again, was arrested by the British and put in a camp in a land that was suppose to save him.
He fought in the jewish Brigade in the British army in WWII, he was injured, helped building a state and started a family. And he was the best grandfather in the world.
And he was jewish. And he was circumcised. And all what happened to him in at least half his life happened BECAUSE he was jewish.
So how can I not circumcise my son?
This reason make sense to anyone but me, but the logic of other people saying that this is an awful thing to do to a helpless baby doesn't make sense to me either.
We are born into different circumstances and we lead our lives differently and sometimes total opposite worlds meet. And this is tolerance to me.
2 organic oranges
6 eggs, separated
250g coconut sugar
235g ground almonds
Remove the saucepan from the heat, drain and allow the oranges to cool.
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a Gugelhupf mold or a spring form.
Cut and open the oranges and check for stones.
Blend the oranges including their peel with the egg yolks using a hand blender or a food processor.
Transfer the orange mixture into a big bowl, add the sugar and ground almonds and mix until well combined.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff.
Carefully fold the egg whites into the orange mixture.
Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 60 minutes. If the cake becomes too dark you can put a baking tray on the top shelf of the oven to block the heat from the top.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before turning it into a cooling rack.
You can sprinkle agave icing sugar on top if you like.