The method for making this almond loaf cake is similar to that used to make madeleines. It was actually when attempting to make madeleines that I came up with this recipe. My boys love it and one cake never lasts more than a day.
Plain flour can also be used but the egg and sugar will have to be mixed for a lot longer, until it is thick, in order to add as much air as possible to the mix. The tin was lightly greased to keep the lining in place.