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Malta - Almond cake

County: Malta


INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

• 350 g of unpeeled almonds
• 350 g of sugar
• 2 tablespoons of honey
• 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder
• 2 teaspoons of a raising agent
• 200 g of flour
• Grated zest of a lemon
• 1 pinch of salt
• 100 ml of warm water
• 50 g of chopped walnuts
• 1 pinch of cloves, cinnamon and mace
• Fresh cream for decoration (optional)


Crush the almonds into a powder and blend together all the ingredients except for the honey, the water and the walnuts. Add the water in small quantities and blend everything together for 2 minutes each time the water is added. Once all the water has been added, remove the dough from the blender, cover with a linen cloth and allow to rest for 30 minutes.

Shape the dough into cakes of around 10 cm in length and 3 cm in width with a depth of around 1 cm and place them on a baking tray covered in well-buttered greaseproof paper. Cook in the oven at 160 °C for 10 to 15 minutes.

The cakes will start to harden as they cool. Once they are cold brush with honey and sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts.

last modification: 2015-07-22 13:21:31

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