Saturday, December 8, 2012

I'm looking for the "Marzipan Fruit Cake" Recipe from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess?

Q. She calls it Marzipan Fruit Cake, and it has balls of marzipan IN the cake. Can anyone pass the recipe on to me? Please?

A. From

...note that this needs to be started *at least* 24 hours before you want to consume it.

ingredients / recipe

150g sultanas
100g natural coloured glace cherries, halved
150g dried pears, chopped
100ml white rum
250g marzipan
50g ground almonds
zest of 1 lemon
175g plain flour
100g caster sugar
100g butter
2 large eggs
1 tsp orange flower water

20cm spring form cake tin, buttered and lined bottom and sides, so that the parchment comes a good 10cm above the rim

the night before, mix sultanas, glace cherries and dried pears in a large bowl, cover with the rum. Dice the marzipan and put it in the freezer. Leave both to soak and freeze overnight.

next day, preheat oven to 140/gas 1. Beat together almonds, lemon zest, sugar, flour, butter and eggs. Add drained fruit, orange flower water and frozen marzipan. Put the mixture into the tin, levelling the surface, and making a slight indent in the middle to get an even surface when cooked.

bake for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, or until skewer comes out clean. Do not overcook, as it will continue to cook in its own heat for a bit. But don't worry - there's enough dried fruit and marzipan to stop anyone complaining that the cake is dry.

allow to cool in the tin, rewrap in parchment and foil to store for about a week. Although Nigella does say that she's never managed more than two days' storage ...

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I only want to get one because i'm gettin my mum something else to go with it

A. if she enjoy Jimmy and Nigella get both books,they are both great Chefs, myself I love Nigella's ways and recipes , then don't forget Delia Smith . Choosing a cookbook is a personal choice really you know your Mom's likes and dislikes ,

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Q. I've been trying to find it on the internet, since I don't have her book on me. Is there a website I overlooked somewhere that has the recipe?
Please help!

A. Not sure if this is what you are looking for. Good luck.

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