Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Fancy Cake

Another birthday cake for Marni - 2 weeks old today! Slightly disappointing recipe, in that it's not very fancy - in fact it's rather plain. Nigella does suggest using a brioche tin, and all i had was a bread tin. It is however, very simple to make. The whole thing would be raised by the addition of a topping, but nigella doesn't suggest any. I reckon a reduction of lemon juice and sugar poured over would work wonders.

- Whisk 6 egg yolks and 200g castor sugar into a creamy mass.
- Fold in 200g ground almonds and the zest of a lemon.
- Whisk 6 egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the batter.
- Pour into a buttered brioche tin and bake for 1 hour at 160C.
- The cake will probably rise, then sink as you take it out, but this is meant to happen apparently!

Marni, however, being 2 weeks old, seemed to enjoy it being made for her, although she's not the most discerning of people yet!

PS Yet again, my mistake - on the next page, nigella does in fact suggest an orange syrup, which turns it into a cake she had similar at Moro's.

- Combine the juice of 10 oranges, 200g sugar and a cinnamon stick.
- Boil for 10 mins until syrupy, then let cool.
- Add the juice of 1-2 lemons

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