Today (21.09.12) is the 20th World Peace Day, a day of global non-violence, both internationally and in our homes.
To celebrate this important cause, Alfred Prasad, Executive Chef at the world famous Tamarind in Mayfair, has created a special Love Cake Recipe, as part of a campaign with charity Peace One Day and online supermarket Ocado to educate children on the subject of peace.
Alfred Prasad’s Sri Lankan ‘Love Cake’ Recipe
- 150 g unsalted butter
- 350 g caster sugar
- 6 medium eggs
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons rose water
- Grated zest of 1 orange
- Grated zest 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 200g unsalted cashew nuts, chopped coarsely [optional]
- 250 g coarse semolina
- 50 g of glacé cherries [can be replaced with wine gums of jelly babies]
- 25 g of mixed peel
- 25 g of crystallized stem ginger
- Icing sugar to dust
- Preheat the oven to 150˚C/300˚F and line a 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 in) cake tin with baking paper.
- Dice 150g of unsalted butter and leave in a warm place to soften.
- Once soft, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs, one at a time and beat well.
- Add honey, rose water, zest, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. Use a spatula to gently fold through.
- Next fold through the cashew nuts, semolina, glacé cherries, mixed peel and crystallized ginger until combined. Do not over mix.
- Turn into prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until pale golden on top. The cake comes out best in a slow-cook process and should ideally feel chewy on top and moist in the middle.
- Allow the cake to cool in the tin for about 20 minutes.
- Turn out of the tin, and when completely cool dust with icing sugar.
Buy all the ingredients needed for the Love Cake Recipe at ocado.com/webshop/recipe/peace-one-day-s-love-cake/21970?selectedCategories