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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Persimmon Almond Cake

Urrghh been neglecting my blog... been running like crazy pre and post vacation! Anyway, let's close the year with something sweet. I hoarded loads of persimmons (in Malay they're known as Pisang Kaki) when the fruit sellers at my market nearby started to declare war with each other. Well as usual the advantage is to the consumers... with the price dropping like crazy by the day, naturally I had to hoard! :p *women - roll eyes* But then again we loved persimmons. I like mine ripe, a little soft where else Capt'n Hook preferred them crunchy.

Ermm I left loads of them in the fridge before I leave home and when I came back, they're nicely ripen. To finish them up quickly, I made a cake with them after I chanced upon Amy Beh's recipe last week. I modified the recipe (as shown below, click the link for original recipe) and the cake turned out to be lovely and moist!

persimmon almond cake

Persimmon Almond Cake

200g persimmon
275g butter
160g castor sugar
¼ tsp salt
5 eggs
70g dried mixed fruits soaked in brandy overnight
250g self-raising flour, sifted
45g almond nibs

1. Skin persimmons and remove any seeds. Coarsely chop the persimmons.

2. Beat butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Stir in persimmon and fold in sifted flour, almonds and mixed fruits.

4. Transfer batter to a greased and lined 20cm round cake pan. (I've used 2 loaf pans, worked as well.) Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for 1 hour 15 minutes.

5. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Ref: Amy Beh's Persimmon Almond Cake, The Star,


celine said...

interesting recipe. will try it out tomorrow if i am not lazy (oven not warmed up over a month).

btw happy 2010 to you & fly.

thule a.k.a leo said...

Happy New Year again :)
so where have u been missing lately? your post is not as fast compared to the past!

p.s - this time I'm sure that my comment won't be deleted :P i know the reason u deleted my previous comment!

Rebecca Saw said...

persimmon cake?? interestin!!
Happy New year babe!

Babe_KL said...

hope you'll like it Celine. Happy new year to you.

so smart eh leo :p sighh been busy leh, post vaca syndrome :p

TNG, its nice. thanks for the wishes. wish you and unka the same too