• Lauren-Nicole

rose, cardamom & pistachio cake



Some people deserve happiness, smiles, and cake. Definitely cake. Actually, a cake such as this is a pretty good way to tell someone that they rock. This one in particular was made for my nearest & dearest Clio.... the girl is leaving me! What can I say? She's off to go be incredibly talented in London.... I'm a little jealous since she has just enrolled in an incredible pastry school & I just know she's going to rock their socks off.


Clio my darling, making this for you was an absolute pleasure & I am so happy that you enjoyed it.

xxxxx


....oh, & a couple words about the cake wouldn't be a half bad idea. The cake has a very middle-eastern flair & flavor to it that is completely delicious. If you find that the flavour of the yogurt in the icing is a little too sour, mascarpone makes a wonderful substitution.


Ingredients, cake: - 1 tsp cardamom - 150g pistachios - 100g almonds - 170g quinoa flour

- 1 tsp xanthin gum - 1 tsp baking powder - 300g unsalted butter, room temp - 330g caster sugar - 4 eggs - 1 lemon, zested - 15ml lemon juice - 30ml rose water - 0.5 tsp vanilla extract


Directions, cake: 1. pre heat the oven to 175°C. Grease & line a 22cm spring-form cake tin with parchment. 2. combine the cardamom, pistachios & almonds in a food processor & blend until a fine powder. Add in the quinoa flour & baking powder & stir to mix. 3. in a separate bowl, cream together the butter & sugar until light & airy. 4. beat in the eggs until the mixture turns lighter in colour, and then beat in the lemon juice, rose water & vanilla. 5. fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. 6. bake for approx. 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. 7. whilst the cake is still hot & inside the tin, poke with holes & pour over the syrup for the recipe below.


Ingredients, syrup: - 120ml lemon juice - 100ml rose water (or 1 tbs rose jam) - 120g sugar


Directions, syrup: 1. combine together the ingredients in a large saucepan & bring to a boil over medium heat. Allow to cook until it begins to thicken a little. Be careful to pay close attention as it can quickly go from a nice syrup to a burnt sugary mess. 2. pour the syrup over the cake whilst it is still hot.


Ingredients, icing: - 200g yogurt (or mascarpone) - 200g heavy cream - 20g icing sugar - 15ml rose water


Directions, icing: 1. in a large bowl, add the cream, icing sugar & rose water. Using a hand mixer, beat until stiff. Fold in the yogurt. 2. allow the cake to cool completely before adding the icing. 3. if you wish to decorate the cake, it looks lovely with rose petals & pistachios.


By the way...

If you're interested in the type of stuff I keep stocked in my kitchen or the equipment that I use regularly... here's a pretty comprehensive list.


Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:

Machinery:

Electric Scale - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xkKpQk

Hand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xkjowh

Stand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2yqXPiH

Candy Thermometer - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xklw7k

Food Processor - Cuisinart - http://amzn.to/2xkkZqK

Blender - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xXQgwU

Tools:

Silicone Spatula - Zyliss - http://amzn.to/2y3Srkw

Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK

Pots & Pans:

Cast Iron Skillet 12" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2fMHb1x Cast Iron Pot 5.5 Quart - La Cocotte Staub - http://amzn.to/2fUqxAG

Cast Iron Grill Skillet 10.5" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2z2GPwi

Cake tins & Pie Plates:

Bunt Pan - Nordic Ware - http://amzn.to/2xjGB1N

Square Cake Tin - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xkn5Ce

Springform cake tin 22cm (9”) - Farberware - http://amzn.to/2xkdQ4T

Ceramic Pie Plate- Emile Henry - http://amzn.to/2gex5qR

Cupcake Tin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkp4GG

Tart Tin Loose Bottom 9.5” - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xje3u2

Decorating Equipment:

Non-Slip Pipping Bags - Pastry Gear - http://amzn.to/2fLxAZ0

Pipping Tips - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2yJVPy1

Food Gels - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2kpOCky

Fondant Smoother - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkyZRl

Fondant Modelling Tools - Happisland - http://amzn.to/2xjOWSV Fondant Rolling Pin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkbLe5

Fondant Rolling Mat - The Mat - http://amzn.to/2y2bg76

Ingredients:

Active Dry Yeast - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2gcC2R4

Almond Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkP3xI

Arrow root - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ycT0WF

Baking Powder - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkJz5U

Bicarbonate of Soda - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yL7Lj4

Brown Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2z1MUt1

Buckwheat Flour - Anthony’s Organic - http://amzn.to/2xjRS6T

Cocoa Powder - Valrhona - https://amzn.to/2ouIwlr Coconut Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkAHNX

Flaxseed Meel - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ybK0Rm

Millet flour - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2iBZqYw

Oat Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2fNUuyZ

Potato Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yKpYgH

Quinoa Flour - Amisa Organic - https://amzn.to/2oyWVg9 Sorghum Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yClSf5 Sweet White Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2y2xmXK

Tapioca Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xjv879

Vanilla Extract Organic - Simply Organic - http://amzn.to/2xXdt2e

Vanilla Beans - Vanilla Products - http://amzn.to/2yLMqWQ

White Flour GF - Dove's Farm - http://amzn.to/2z1b5I1​

Xanthan Gum - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2zoYxuC

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