Cake Full Recipe
1/2 pound sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 pound figs (chopped)
1/4 cup almonds (blanched and chopped)
4 cups flour
Season to taste with spice
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of milk
If you don't like figs, use 4 oz. glace cheries instead.
- Beat butter, sugar and honey to
a cream. Add eggs, one at a time, still beating.
- Add raisins, figs and almonds,
and beat again.
- Add flour, spice, salt and
baking powder, having previously mixed them together, and lastly milk.
- Bake in a slow oven for
1½ hours. Slow oven is 300ºF (150ºC).
|Did You Know?
|It is important to preheat
your oven at least 12 to 15 minutes before baking a cake so you can
put the pans into the hot oven. It is also good idea to invest in an
to get accurate temperatures and also check accuracy of oven regulator
occasionally because too slow an oven will cause cake to fall.
mind that cake batter should never sit before baking, because chemical
leavens begin working as soon as dry substances are mixed with liquids
and the air in foam batters will begin to dissipate.
to use good teflon
baking pans for your baking, they will help reduce the amount of
fat needed in cooking.
If you don't have teflon baking pans, to ensure an easy release
from the cake pan, grease the bottom and
sides with butter or shortening (or use a cooking spray), add a little
flour and shake it around, lightly
knocking out any excess.