Halvah cake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
=== BATTER ===
1 cup Sugar
½ pounds Butter
2 cups Semolina flour
(or regular cream of wheat cereal)
½ cup Coarsely-chopped almonds
6 Eggs; beaten
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ cup Pine nuts; whole
=== SYRUP ===
2 cups Sugar
3 cups Water
1 Whole Clove
2 ounces Brandy
Juice of 2 lemons

Using an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar. Add the remaining batter ingredients, except the pine nuts, and blend to form a smooth batter. Spread the batter evenly in a greased 9-by-13-inch cake pan.

Sprinkle the pine nuts on top of the batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. In a small pan heat all the ingredients for the syrup. Boil the syrup until it begins to thicken a bit, about 6 minutes.

Remove from the heat and cool until just very warm to touch. Hold a saucer over the cake and drizzle the warm syrup onto the saucer and thus onto the cake. This will prevent your marring the surface of the cake. Cover the cake pan with plastic wrap and allow the cake to sit for 2 hours so the syrup will be absorbed. This cake provides 12 to 15 servings.

Comments: This cake is unusual in that it has no flour in it. The farina soaks up the syrup that is poured on after baking. This is truly a wonderful dessert.

Recipe Source: THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith From the 09-25-1991 issue - The Springfield Union-News

Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@...

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10-14-1995

Recipe by: Jeff Smith

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