Author: Seville Oranges

The town of Mairena del Alcor

The Towin of Mairena del Alcor is a small city located in the province of Seville, Spain. According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 18.710 inhabitants. The town of Mairena del Alcor. Arabian pearl. Its name may have come form the Arab Maharama, meaning a group of farms. The numerous remains discovered seem to indicate that the first settlements date back to the Chalcolithic. During the period of Al-Andalus the castle, which still exists, was built. The Christian conquest was undertaken by Ferdinand III in 1247. Alphonso XI ceded Mairena del Alcor to the Duke of Osuna in...

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The City of Seville

SEVILLE HISTORY. THE CITY OF SEVILLE. Seville has a rich and fascinating history. The Romans governed the whole of Spain for more than six centuries. Their first colony was  Italica which may still be visited today. The Romans changed the face of the countryside and towns, building aqueducts and long straight roads to link the major towns. Today some of the best preserved artifacts from this period can be found at the city’s magnificent  Archaelogical Museum. But it was the Moslem civilization which was to have the most lasting impact on the city. Their reign lasted for nearly 800...

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The genuine bitter orange cake

The genuine bitter orange cake made with seville oranges Ingredients 3 tbsp good-quality thick marmalade (we used Frank Cooper’s Thick Cut Oxford marmalade) 150g pot natural bio yogurt 3 eggs 175g golden caster sugar 200g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 175g butter, softened zest 1 orange 2 tsp poppy seeds, toasted For the sticky topping juice ½ orange 5 tbsp marmalade Method Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter a deep, medium-sized loaf tin (about 20 x 10cm, measured from the top), then line the base with a rectangle of non-stick baking paper. Put the marmalade into a...

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