The Lebanese recipes Kitchen (The home of Middle Eastern Food) invites you to try Middle Eastern Fruit Cake Recipe. Learn how to make Middle Eastern Fruit Cake and enjoy Middle Eastern food cooking.
Ingredients (serves 8)
250g pitted dates, roughly chopped
100g dried figs, roughly chopped
100g shelled pistachio nuts
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2/3 cup (100g) plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs cocoa powder
360g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp rosewater*
2 cups mixed glace fruits and edible dried rosebuds*
- 1. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Grease and line a 25 x 10cm loaf pan.
- 2. Place all dried fruits, nuts and lemon rind in a large bowl. Sift in flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cocoa, and stir in 140g caster sugar. Beat eggs and vanilla until combined, add to fruit and nuts, and mix well. Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.
- 3. Place remaining sugar in a pan with 1 cup (250ml) water and stir over low heat until dissolved. Increase heat to high and boil for 10 minutes or until thick. Add rosewater. Pile glace fruits and rosebuds on top of cake. Drizzle with syrup. Cool before serving.
Rosewater is from gourmet food stores and selected supermarkets. Dried rosebuds are from Middle Eastern stores. Our are from Pariya Foods.
delicious. - December 2003, Page 104
Recipe by Valli Little
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