Sunday, November 30, 2014

Armenian Nutmeg Cake

I have combined and adapted several recipes to make this in the TMX.
It is quick to make, easy and economical and very tasty.  The nutmeg also reminds me of Christmas.
This is 1/2 the ingredients as in most recipes but will still make 6 serves.

Set oven at 160 FF

1 cup plain flour 
3/4 cup of brown sugar, (I used !/2 dark brown and half brown)
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground Nutmeg. (this is important,  the stuff in the bottle will not do.)
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
65g g  butter
1/4 cup of milk with 1/2 teaspoon of Carb soda stirred in.
1 egg
1/2 cup of walnuts
extra 2 Tablespoons of walnuts to sprinkle on top.

Add flour , nutmeg, sugar and baking powder to TMX Bowl and mix, 15 seconds/ speed 7
Add butter and mix 10 seconds/ speed 5
remove 150 gs of mixture from bowl.  ( to do this set scales and with a spoon remove 150 gs. , this is about 1/2 the mixture.)
Press the removed crumbly mixture and with your hand in to the dish you are going to bake the cake in. I used a 23cm diameter dish with a slightly scooped base. it is the same one that I use for the Belgium Lemon Tea Cake.
with the remaining mix in the bowl add 40 g of walnuts and mix on speed 5 for 7 seconds.
Add egg, milk with the carb soda and mix speed 5 for 10 seconds.
Pour mixture into case and scatter extra chopped walnuts over surface,
bake in lower 3rd of oven for between 30 and 45 minutes.  test with skewer after 30 minutes.
If top is browning too fast,  turn the temperature down a little.
leave in dish for 10 minutes and then remove and cool on a wire rack.

This is nice as is but can be buttered. also nice served with cream or ice cream.
Can double recipe.

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