It was time to resurrect the baking adventures (no Easter puns intended)...
I thought it would be good if we avoided Chocolate.
there being an abundance of it in stock for the season...
Please note, I don't generally recommend avoiding chocolate. That would be rash.
So what that in mind, I perused my favourite baking book, and discovered Annabel's Persian Love Cake, which I then proceeded to Thermify just a little (only in the interests of saving labour on my part).
If you haven't got it already, you should get it, it's that good!
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Look away now if you have a nut allergy
I brewed my obligatory baking-cup-of-tea
milled some almonds according to Thermomix directions.
then proceeded with the recipe
To blend the crumb (of almond meal, sugar and butter):
Turbo 2 seconds 3 times.
|What could possibly be wrong with almond, sugar and butter?|
|Crumb base worked beautifully|
To combine the rest of the ingredients:
4 seconds, speed 5, then a 2 sec Turbo.
I find the Turbo good for really moving ingredients around, especially when some seem to be sitting on top.
|Fresh nutmeg - a surprising amount!|
Everything else was done according to instructions.
The cake turned out beautifully.
The only issues were entirely mine - the texture was a little soggy. But that was because I used the end of a tub of yoghurt - it contained a lot of whey Don't do as I did!
|I'm not usually good at decorating, but I managed to pull off a heart in the centre. |
Can you see it?
The nutmeg gave the most delightful fragrant tang and depth of flavour.
Annabel recommends that the addition of lemon zest is optional, but I would heartily recommend its inclusion.
It provides a contrast to the sweetness of the cake. I didn't show you the mountain of sugars in it!
Serving with greek yoghurt and segments of orange balanced the flavours beautifully.
I'll be cooking this one again - it's a Keeper!
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