Saturday, 14 March 2009

Rich Tea Biscuit Cake witth Almond

Ingredients for the Recipe: ( enough for many :D )
  • 4 yolks
  • 125 g butter
  • 125 g Fine sugar (Caster fine sugar)
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 40 g ground almonds (I ground my own for a more intense flavour)
  • 1/2 almond essence
  • +/- 2 packets McVities Rich Tea biscuits (or Maria biscuits)
  • 1 cup strong coffee (just warm nearly cold)
  • 10 flaked almonds (I flaked my own with my Santuku knife)

In a bowl place the yolks, butter (soft or into little cubes), sugars, and the almond essence, blend these very well with a mixer, until it forms a whitish cream, once it gets to that point add the almond while still mixing , mix these very well until all the ground almond is all blended in. Then refrigerate it for about an hour so it hardens to a thick cream consistency.

Then get the biscuits and one by one dip them in the (almost cold) coffee for about 3 seconds each, don't leave them too long or they will become soft and break apart, and also if too soft is impossible to spread the cream. Arrange them on a plate or tray one in the centre and six surrounding the centre one, then apply a thin layer of cream (that you had refrigerated), repeat the process until the cake is around 5-6 biscuits high, and finally cover the whole of the cake outside in the same cream, and sprinkle the almond flakes on top, them refrigerate until very cold and firm.

It is very nice served with a nice strong cup of coffee. I believe the original recipe doesn't have almonds at all and the walls and top of the cake is decorated with dessicated coconut shavings.
We all know that almond goes extremely well with coffee, as a lot of times when out for a coffee you get a little almond biscuit with it, therefore the reason why I used it.


Sara said...

What a great looking cake! I have lots of almonds in the house, so I will definitely try this.

Ricardo said...

Thx Sara, you will not regret it, is very nice "rich" but nice. thx for visit and comments. :D xx

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful! I've been doing a lot of cooking with almonds - love them!

Ricardo said...

Cheers 5 Star I am so happy you liked it.. cheers!! xxx

doggybloggy said...

what an absolutely beautiful cake

Mom on the Run said...

This looks amazing! I am sure my kids would dig right into it...YUM!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

EU MULHER said...

Que bolo gostoso!!! Só não entendi nada da receita, rsrsr.

Um abraço

Ricardo said...

Doggybloggy , thx for visit and your comment. :D xx

Mum on the Run, I am sure all kids would..hehe they just like sugar ..thx for visit and comment. :D xx

Eu Mulher, hahahahaha!! o pá se queres perceber tens de ler no que esta em Português :D brigada visita e comento. rsrs

Mommy Gourmet said...

I might be sending Joel out for dessert. God gracious that looks good and I LOVE almond!

Christelle said...

Top mark, this is a brilliant cake! :))

Alexandra Moura said...

Para a próxima vez quero uma fatia só para mim,beijocas doces Alexis.

lesley said...

Looks absolutely delicous! I think almonds were a good addition!

Ricardo said...

Mommy, luvd your visit and comment, I love almonds too, and pecans, and walnuts and .... cheers !! xxx

Christelle, short and to the point, I like that. luvd your visit and comment xxx

Alexis, agora que já comi uma fatia de um dos teus fantásticos bolos, la terás de provar um dos meus ;D jinhos xxx

Lesley, I am so happy you really liked, thx for visit and comment. xxx

Daily Spud said...

That is excellent - what a brilliant way to use rich tea biscuits!

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Daily, and is so easy to should try..really...thx 4 visit and comment

Donna-FFW said...

Iwould like at least 2 pieces please, like right now , OK? Just fed ex them to me:)

Anita said...

That's a great looking cake - love the shape! Almond is always a good addition - yum!

Ricardo said...

No probs Donna, however would have to be in a refrigerated bag..or the butter would melt hehe... thx 4 visit and comment. :D

Cheers Anita appreciated you visit and comment too :D xx

Pam said...

Oh my, this looks so rich and delicious. I could eat way too much of this tasty treat.

Ricardo said...

We done what you thinking, eat to much of this...hehe..but it was really nice ..thx 4 visit and comment :D xx

Nicole said...

OMG this looks amazing..Can you pass a piece through the internet please? Surely we can figure out a way...Gorgeous cake with, I'm sure, a rich and delectable taste...For now, I will just have to fantasize about it, until we figure this "pass it through the computer" thing...Maybe I'll make it..who knows..Thanks Rico as always!

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much was indeed a great success even though I had let the butter melt a little. I would send you if there was technology available..but don't just fantasize..make it you know your belly is asking for it.. :D thx 4 visit and comments xx

Nikki The Foodie said...

This looks amazing and I have been searching for a new dessert to serve with tea. Thanks for posting this, I'm going to give it a shot!

Ricardo said...

"Merci" Nikki Coming from you leaves me honoured. I hope it turns great for you, this is nice with tea or coffee, black tea would be perfect. thx for comment and visit. :D


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