Almond Cake in Honey Syrup

Posted by: Lisa UK 07-08-99 3:23 PM

Almond Cake in Honey Syrup (Revani)

100 grams/4 ounces of butter or margarine
225 grams/8 ounces caster sugar
4 eggs lightly beaten
100 grams/4 ounces ground almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, more if you like it
225 grams/8 ounces fine semolina

225 grams/8 ounces caster sugar
300 mils / 1/2 pint water
3 tbs lemon juice
50 grams/2 oz blanched almonds, split

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar together until soft and creamy. Beat eggs into mixture, then add ground almonds, cinnamon and semolina.

Line an 18 x 28 cm Swiss roll tin with greased paper, allowing paper to stand about 1 inch higher than tin. Spread mixture in tin, decorate with split almonds, and bake for about 1 hour. (180C/Gas 4/ 350F).

Prepare syrup: Dissolve sugar and water in a pan and then add lemon juice and bring to boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes until reduced slightly. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Cut cake into squares and then pour over syrup. Serve when cooled.

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