HUZUR VADISI’S SYRUP SOAKED ALMOND CAKES

These little cakes are softened in syrup, making them a decadent treat. They’re great on their own or even better with yoghurt, cream or creme fraiche.

Yield:

Makes several small cakes

Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 120g Butter
  • 2 cups White Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ½ cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Semolina
  • 1 tablespoon ground Almonds
  • 2 Eggs
  • Blanched Almonds

Ingredients for the Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Juice of half a Lemon

Method:

  1. Blend the sugar and butter in a bowl, adding 1 beaten egg with the flour, baking powder, semolina and ground almonds.
  2. Knead the mixture until it forms a smooth paste.
  3. Make small walnut sized balls of the mixture, using a little butter on your hands to prevent sticking.
  4. Place them on a greased baking sheet and slightly flatten the balls, then press a blanched almond into the centre of each one.
  5. Brush with a beaten egg yolk and bake at 180 degrees celsius for 25-30 minutes.
  6. *This next bit is optional, but the syrup does make the cake deliciously moist and sweet.
  7. To make the Syrup: bring the sugar and water to the boil, then simmer uncovered for 15 mintues.
  8. Add the lemon juice and allow to cool.
  9. Cut the cake into squares, pour over the syrup and refrigerate.
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