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Siena Cake

I found the cookbook with this recipe in a Cambodian airport. Who would have thought!


Ingredients : What you need


  • 1 cup roasted blanched almonds

  • 1cup roasted hazelnuts (I used walnuts)

  • ½ cup glace apricots (I used dried apricots or sultanas, currents etc)

  • ½ cup glace pineapple (I used dried mango)

  • ¼ cup mixed peel

  • ½ cup dried figs chopped

  • ¾ cups plain flour

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice

  • ½ cup caster sugar

  • ½ honey


Method : How to make


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a 23 cm baking tray with baking paper

  2. In a large bowl combine nuts and fruit. Sift in flour, cocoa and spices and mix into the fruit and nuts

  3. Heat sugar and honey in a small pan on low until sugar has dissolved. Boil for 1 minute

  4. Pour hot syrup over the dry mixture, using a metal spoon combine quickly as the mixture will become very stiff

  5. Press into the prepared tin using wet fingers to spread the mixture out evenly

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Leave in the tin until cold.

  7. The cake in best left for a few days before serving. When you do, dress it with icing sugar

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