Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Grandma's Christmas cake

Here's another grandma's Xmas recipe. Christmas wouldn't be so tasty and full of flavors without it. This cake is filled with various ingredients and spices that spread a pleasant holiday scent, during and after the baking. These aromas bring back the memories of my childhood, which is probably the reason why the Xmas time always makes me feel relaxed and warm inside.

25 dkg butter
25 dkg sugar
5 eggs
15 dkg of flour
15 dkg of carob flour
1 / 2 bag of baking powder
12 dkg dried figs
12 dkg raisin
12 dkg dates
12 dkg chopped almonds
chocolate powder (quantity - I put about 5 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon, cloves, muscat nut
sugared orange crust
fresh lemon peel (organic)

Beat half of the sugar with the butter. Take the other half of the sugar and beat it with the eggs. Add flower, carob and baking power to the egg and sugar mixture and mix well. Add the sugar and butter mixture and mix until you get a very compact, dense mass. Finally add the chocolate powder, sugared orange peel, chopped almonds, dates, dried figs, raisins, a tsp of cinnamon, muscat nut and cloves. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking pan and bake for about 40-50 minutes on 170°C. Finally, sprinkle it with a bit of powdered sugar, serve and enjoy the aromas :)

                                         Bon Appetit!

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