All posts tagged: eggs

‘The’ Sicilian Apple Cake

I’ve been blogging for 7 years, primarily about books and writing, but I always loved to slip in the occasional food post. I nicked this post on the Sicilian Apple Cake from my other website because it deserves to be here in this dedicated food environment. I have to say that in all the traffic to my writer website over the years, nothing … absolutely nothing, has generated as much traffic as this recipe. I’ve no idea why, except maybe the world knows a good cake recipe when it sees one The cake, full of apple and raisins, also has the distinctive Mediterranean combination of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon and is so good it should be cooked every day and offered up to the apple spirits. I first ate it in Lucia’s Cafe at Adelaide’s Central Markets, discovered what it was called and scuttled home to research the recipe. I found it on the local South Australian ABC website and reproduce it here for your cooking and eating pleasure. 120 gms butter, melted 50 gms …

Almond Biscuits

These almond biscuits are easy to make and even easier to eat. I think this is a Greek recipe but it was given to me by an Italian relative. You have to have access to lots and lots of almond meal, which is not cheap. But not far from where I live are the Willunga almond orchards and while pottering in the district recently I just happened upon bags of almond meal at an outrageously good price. Immediately I thought of these biscuits. And then I made them. And then gave them away. But I’ll make them again one day. You need three cups of almond meal, which is actually 300 grams, which doesn’t sound like much but it is. Mix a cup of castor sugar in to the almond meal and add a few drops of almond essence. Lightly beat three eggwhites and mix into the almond/sugar mixture until you have a firm dough. Roll out into small sausage shapes, no bigger than your thumb, roll in flaked almonds and bake for 15 minutes …