Here’s an unusual flourless cake that makes a delightful dessert. Italian risotto rice is cooked slowly in milk until tender and creamy, then mixed with eggs, nuts, lemon and rum, and baked. It’s served with a red fruit salad.
C, E * B2, B12, copper, zinc * A, B1, folate calcium, iron, potassium
To make a chocolate rice cake, cook the rice with the strip of lemon zest as in the main recipe, then remove from the heat and discard the lemon zest. While the rice mixture is still hot, stir in 55 g (2 oz) grated good dark chocolate (with at least 70% cocoa solids) until melted, then leave to cool. Instead of the grated lemon zest, add 2 tbsp cold strong espresso coffee with the rum.
Pine nuts have been eaten for hundreds of years – husks have been found in the rubbish tips from Roman camps in Britain. Pine nuts contain useful amounts of iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and vitamin E. * Cherries are rich in potassium, and provide useful amounts of vitamin C.
1¼ hours, plus chilling overnight
Turned out as it should, but I found the cake a little bland, if I make again I think I will remove almonds and add some apple and sultanas to it to give little more flavour. - 23 Sep 2012
As I have a gluten and wheat intolerance, i am defiantly going to try this out - 01 Nov 2010