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Offline JulieO

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Spices of the Orient teacake
« on: December 10, 2015, 12:24:53 am »
I made this lovely little cake this morning after converting the recipe from a Women's Weekly Food magazine.  Turned out really good and so quick and easy I thought I'd share it.
I especially loved the spicy nuts on top and could see me using this combo and method again in other things.

SPICES OF THE ORIENT TEACAKE
Cake

110g raw sugar
60g cubed butter, quite soft
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
150g SR flour
80ml milk
20g extra butter, melted

Preheat oven 180/160C fan.  Grease a 20cm round cake tin.

Place sugar into TM bowl.  Mill 2 secs/speed 9.  Leave in bowl.
Place butterfly into bowl.
Add rest of cake ingredients to the bowl except the melted butter.
Mix 10 secs/speed 4.  Scrape down bowl and mix again,  5 secs/speed 4.
Pour/scrape into tin.  Any batter you canít readily get out of the bowl will be easier to scrape out if you return it to the machine and quickly turn up to speed 8 and back down again.  The batter will flick off the blades which you can now remove and scrape the remaining batter from the bowl.

Bake about 25 mins.  My cake was starting to turn golden around the edges and pull away from the sides of the tin.
Meanwhile while cake is baking make the spiced nuts.

Spiced nuts
40g icing sugar
Ĺ tsp each: ground allspice, ground cardamom
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp each: pistachios,  blanched almonds; both chopped finely with a knife
2 tbsp pine nuts

Place icing sugar and spices into a small bowl and combine.
Place nuts in a strainer, rinse under cold water.
Add the wet nuts to the spice mixture and combine well.  Spread onto a lined oven tray and roast for about 10 mins or so until nuts are dry (will crispen up as they cool).

To finish
Remove cake from the oven and sit for 5 mins before removing to a serving plate top side up.

Brush the top and sides of the cake with the melted butter then sprinkle the spiced nuts over the top.

Serve warm with a dollop of cream (I think custard would go nicely with this also).


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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 02:56:01 am »
mmmm, that sounds and looks totally yummy.
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 03:50:45 am »
Your cake looks delicious Julie and so easy to make.  I'll definately be trying this one.,
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 03:54:34 am »
Just lovely Julie, thank you.
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 07:33:13 am »
Delicious cake Julie.Thank you for the recipe  :-*
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 08:32:04 am »
Looks wonderful, I'm having visitors on Saturday I will try to get it made, thanks the recipe.

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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 08:38:11 am »
Thankyou everyone.   ;D


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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 09:24:19 am »
Looks lovely Julie.

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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 09:41:37 am »
The cake looks lovely and tasty. Made extra special by the topping. Thanks for converting it Julie.
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2015, 07:29:36 am »
Ok I want to be able to smell it. Looks wonderful.
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2015, 09:47:57 am »
Yummy Julie.  Thanks for this lovely little recipe and beautiful photo.

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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 07:44:45 am »
Thanks for this lovely recipe Julie.  It's yummy!

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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 08:30:12 pm »
Glad it's being enjoyed.  :)

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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2016, 05:03:40 am »
looks lovely Julie
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Re: Spices of the Orient teacake
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 11:17:35 pm »
Thanks Obbie.  :)