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Spiced Honey Cake

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Category: Swiss, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 200 g Liquid honey
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 500 g Wholemeal flour
  • 20 g Butter
  • 1 dl Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 15 g Baking powder
  • 10 g Ground cloves
  • 10 g Nutmeg
  • 10 g Cardamon
  • 1 pn Cinnamon
  • Icing for decoration


(Units: 100 g = 3 1/2 oz; 1 dl = 3 1/2 fl oz = 2/5 cup; 180 oC = 350 oF;
200 oC = 400 oF; 230 oC = 450 oF; 250 oC = 475 oF; 2.5 cm = 1 inch)

The Story:

The rural origins of Appenzell cookery are evident even in this substantial
honey cake. It is very fashionable during the festivities at the end of the
year to serve a spiced honey cake following the example of the famous
triangular "Biberli", which also blends honey and spices. This recipe is
inspired by the "Bacheschnitte" which are served on the "Funkensonntag", a
spring festival held to exorcise all the evil spirits of winter by fire.

The recipe:

Gently heat the honey in a copper bowl or a bain-marie.

Heat the milk with the sugar separately then add to the honey and stir well
over a low heat. Leave to cool.

Put the flour into another bowl and stir in the honey mixture and then the
other ingredients.

Work all these together to a smooth consistency .

Place a greased flan ring (22 ... 24 cm diameter, 3.5 cm high) on a baking
tray and fill with the mixture.

Brush the top with milk and score a decorative pattern on the surface using
a fork.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180 oC (test with a needle).

When cold, decorate with icing.

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