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Fugger Almond cake Recipe from about 1500 :D

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:27 pm
by lidimy
This is a post from Lidimy's mum as I thought you might like it for your collection. The recipe is said from the times of the German Fugger family who were wealthy 15th century Hanse merchants.

Ingredients for the dough:
250 g plain flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
a pinch of salt
150g butter

For the filling:
220g ground almonds
150g sugar
zest of one lemon
juice of 2 large lemons

For Brushing:
2 tbsp milk

for sprinkling:
50g chopped almonds

Prepare dough as for shortcrust pastry/French pastry.
Mix the ground almonds with the sugar, the lemon zest and the lemon juice.
Pre-heat oven to 200C.
Roll out just over half of the pastry and line a springform tin (24cm) with a 2cm raised edge. Prick pastry a few times with a fork. Fill in filling. Roll out remaining pastry to tin-size and cover the filling with it. Nip the pastry edges together. Prick pastry top a few times with a fork and brush with milk. Scatter chopped almonds over the top and slightly press into the pastry. Put into the oven on the middle shelf and bake for 40 mins. When done remove from oven, loosen from the tin and leave to cool.

A treat any knight or merchant wants to come home to. Secures your maiden daughters a husband.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:28 pm
by Annis
People will have to be careful when they read the post title...

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:29 pm
by Annis
Sounds good, mmmm.....

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:34 pm
by lidimy
Annis wrote:People will have to be careful when they read the post title...
That's what I thought, but who am I to edit the mother? :wink: :D

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:40 pm
by Annis
Well, certainly not me!

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:43 pm
by lidimy
ANYWAY.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:47 pm
by Annis
That post needs some editting. Sounds wrong.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:57 pm
by Cat
To unCuba this and get back to the recipe (waves at Lidi's ma), :D , I have a similar recipe in a very 'local' American cook book (a sorta WI type thing, ring bound)that I picked up at a car boot sale. I wonder if it went over with the German settlers?

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:52 pm
by aunty rach
Made this for last weekend. It's gorgeous. Already have requests to make it again.

Thanks for the recipe.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:58 pm
by lidimy
Oh! Am pleased to hear it went down well! :D (and that the recipe worked... when my mum made it she 'altered' it in that 'special' way mums do.. it tasted foul... :oops: )

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:35 pm
by Ace Rimmer
mmm, bakey cakey goodness :)

Fugger almond cake recipe

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:37 pm
by Cecily
I shall try it out on Zacos next weekend, (I'm his fearsome Mum) thanks! It also might be a recipe I could use for my ground almonds when I've extracted almond milk from them?!

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:00 pm
by Sophia
Regrettably not a good recipe for ground almonds which have been used for making almond milk as relies on the stuff that goes into the milk.

Suggest that you use them for thickening and bulking up pottage instead - if you are home they also make quite a good but crumbly short pastry in a 50/50 with flour, though this is best made with butter rather than margarine.

Sophia :D

Re: Fugger almond cake recipe

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:14 pm
by lidimy
Cecily wrote:I shall try it out on Zacos next weekend, (I'm his fearsome Mum) thanks! It also might be a recipe I could use for my ground almonds when I've extracted almond milk from them?!
Let me know how you get on.... see you at Mannington?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:29 pm
by craig1459
Nice - thanks Lidi's mum :D