Sunday, September 24, 2006
Tunisian - Style Date Cake
Tunisian-style Date Cake - Torta di Datteri
From The Book of Jewish Food
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 40-45 minutes
½ lb/250g dates, pitted and finely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup blanched almonds, finely chopped
4 eggs, lightly beaten
Oil and flour to prepare the cake pan
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
2. Line the cake pan with parchment or waxed paper (I used a spring form for easy removal. The cake is very sticky from the dates). Rub the sides with a little vegetable oil and dust with flour.
3. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Pour into the cake pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out dry from the center of the cake.
4. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack before removing.
Cut in thin wedges to serve. Remember, this is very sweet and a little goes a long way. You can always come back for seconds.....I did!
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