• FAMILY RECIPE: Almond cake.
  • GRANDMA: Tere.
    • Who taught you how to cook? Rosita, my older sister.
  • GRANDDAUGHTER: Eugenia.
    • What is your favourite homemade food? Homemade lasaña.
  • LOCATION (Google maps): Vigo, Galicia – Spain

 


***VIDEO-RECIPE: Follow Eugenia into her Grandma Tere’s kitchen where she learns step by step the recipe of this delicious almond cake along with Grandma Sita 😉 Long live home cooking!

  • INGREDIENTS *vegan version

I. CAKE
100g caster sugar /*panela sugar or unrefined cane sugar
100g wheat flour (plain or all-purpose)
2 medium eggs /*4 tablespoons veggie oil + 1 tablespoon peach jam
1 teaspoon butter /*vegan butter
3 tablespoons milk /*almond milk
II. GLAZED ALMOND
125g butter /*vegan butter
100g caster sugar /*panela sugar or unrefined cane sugar
150g  almonds (1/2 laminated and 1/2 ground almonds )
3 tablespoons milk /*almond milk

  • RECIPE STEP BY STEP

I. CAKE
1. Preheat the oven to 180 º C.
2.  Cover the round cake pan with baking paper.


3. Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
Note by Grandma Tere: we prefer using the egg’s own shell to separate them.

4. In a large bowl beat together yolks and sugar until light.


5. Add milk, flour and butter. Stir the mixture well with rubber spatula.

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6. Beat egg whites into snow.


Note by Grandma Tere: At home, we always use a mixer (lowest setting) but you can use a whisk.
7. Add snow egg whites into mixture bowl. Low mix together using a spatula.
8. Pour the mixture into the round cake pan using a spatula.


9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes approx. until brown.
10. Remove from the oven. Leave to cool for a bit.
II. GLAZED ALMOND
11. In a bowl mix together laminated and ground almonds.
Note by Grandma Tere: you can use whole peeled almonds instead of ground and laminated almonds, just chopped them pretty well.
12. Put the almonds mixture, butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan. Warm gently.
13. Stirring well until it’s all brown and liquid texture.
14. Pour the glazed almond using a spatula to spread it across the cake surface.


15.  Put oven settings for grilled and bake the cake a few minutes until brown.
Note by Grandma Tere: Please, be aware of oven times to prevent cake top from burning.
16. Ideal cake for afternoon tea or coffee.

 


YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY…

  • The almond /Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia/ is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East, eastward as far as the Yamuna River in India. In Iran, India, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and other Central Asian countries, it is known as bādām. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe, and more recently transported to other parts of the world, notably California, United States. In the United States, production is concentrated in California, with almonds being California’s third-leading agricultural product. Australia is the largest almond production region in the Southern Hemisphere, and second largest producing country. Spain has one of the most diverse commercial cultivars of almonds.

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