PURIM HONEY CAKE
Purim is a Jewish festival in Italy and it is celebrated in my home town during the cold spring weather. When the festival is taking place Italian Jews make this Purim honey cake, I am not Jewish and I was given this recipe by my friend who follows the festival. It is very easy to make and very delicious also.
TO MAKE PURIM HONEY CAKE YOU WILL NEED
375g self raising flour
1/2 cup of clear honey
100g ground almonds
2 tbsp lemon zest
1/4 cup orange juice
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
For the syrup:
1 cup water
Juice of half a lemon
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE THE HONEY CAKE
Mix all of the cake ingredients together in a big bowl until they are well mixed up and it is a smooth texture. Rub grease on the inside of a 26cm cake tin and pour the cake mix in.
Bake in the oven that has been heated up to 180C for about 40 minutes.
While the cake is baking make the syrup by bringing all of the ingredients to the boil in a small saucepan and letting it simmer for 15 minutes. Pour the syrup onto the cake while they are both still hot and then leave to cool.
Cut the cake up into slices and then serve. This cake is very filling so I would recommend you to cut up only small slices for people and then you can cut up more if they want to eat more cake. If you serve big slices some will be wasted because not everybody can eat large portions of this very sweet and sticky cake.
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Today I thought I would share with you a delicious and very naughty Honey Cake, I have just made three for my brother and two daughters and because I am a good Weight Watcher I didnt have so much as a mouthful for myself!
85g Caster Sugar
85g Unsalted Butter
115g Runny Honey
225g Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
Firstly you need to lightly whisk your eggs.
Then pre heat your oven to Gas Mark 4, which is equal to approximately 180 degrees C.
Grease a 20cm cake tin and line with one layer of baking parchment.
Cream the butter and caster sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the beaten eggs gradually, and then follow this with your runny honey. Sift the flour and baking powder and then fold this gently into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into your cake tin and use a spatula to level the top. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the cake is golden brown and has started to shrink away from the sides of the tin slightly.
Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack and eat as soon as possible for the best possible honey flavour.
If you are feeling particularly indulgent you can make a quantity of the Honey Sauce below and drizzle it over the cake prior to serving, although this cake is equally good without the sauce and simply buttered.
In a double saucepan (or a bowl perched over a pan of boiling water) heat together 225g of runny honey and 300ml of water. Blend this thoroughly and add the grated rind and juice of half a lemon and half a sweet orange, 2 teaspoons of unsalted butter and a very well beaten egg.
Stirring constantly, allow this mixture to sit over hot water for at least 10 minutes until it has gotten slightly thicker.
Remove from the heat and pour over your Honey Cake, or anything which needs sweetening up!
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Daz the Dalek Chef (3rd in Command to the Assistant Pro-Vice Overlord's Chief Extermination Counsellor), here again with another recipe of a cake variety that will cause meltdown in the tastebud area and complete submission of the sensory nodes!
For this delicious Honey Cake you will require:
250g Honey, (Syrup will substitute if necessary),
100g Dark Muscovado Sugar,
3 Eggs, Beaten! (Whisk attachment required),
300g Self-Raising Flour,
Please note: since conquering Sector 7-G, Daleks have gone fully Metric and done away with Imperial measurements - we are the only Empire now!!
1. Cut the butter into pieces and heat slowly, adding the Honey (Syrup) and the Sugar. When fully liquid, turn up heat to maximum and boil for one minute, then remove from heat and leave to cool.
2. Add the beaten eggs to the cooled Honey (Syrup) mixture. Sift the flour into a large bowl and then add in the liquid mixture. Beat until you
have a smooth batter.
3. Pour the mixture into a tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160C (140C Fan), for 50 mins - 1 Hour, until the cake is well-risen and springs back to the touch.
4. Cool on a rack and glaze with a few tablespoons of Honey (Syrup).
More tantalising recipes soon! I shall return - do not worry! *waggles eyestalk menacingly*.