What’s Cooking

“So let’s give the soups a rest” says my faithful reader. Well how about a simple cake to have with coffee or tea? One thing I’m looking forward to almost as much as eating is cooking. This one is on the list.

Almond Olive Cake
From: Unknown
Serves 6/8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 40 minutes

5 whole eggs
7 oz white sugar
3 1/2 oz extra virgin olive oil
7 oz Ground almonds
1 oz All purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325F
Grease a 9″ pan and line with parchment paper
Beat eggs and sugar until mixture is a pale lemon colour.
Leave mixer running
Add the olive oil in a slow stream
Add ground almonds in small batches
Add flour in three portions
Pour into a prepared pan
Place in rack position 4 and bake for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

If you want to go all piss-elegant, the cake can be studded with almond slivers on top prior to baking and dusted with icing sugar before serving.

The word for today is:
1.1 A deciduous tree (Prunus dulcis) in the rose family, native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits.
1.2 The ellipsoidal kernel of this tree, either eaten as a nut or used for extraction of an oil for flavouring.
1.3 Any of several other plants, such as the Indian almond, especially those with fruits or seeds suggestive of the almond.
Middle English almande, from Old French, from Late Latin amandula, alteration of Latin amygdala, from Greek amugdalē.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

5 thoughts on “What’s Cooking”

  1. Thanks Will I’m not a baker but even I might be able to manage it! One question: is the olive oil 3 fluid ounces or 3 ounces by weight? Might seem obvious to bakers but as previously said I’m not one of them. Cathy Sent from my iPad


  2. Thanks for the wonderful simple almond olive cake. I love almonds and olive oil is a healthy oil.

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