Friday, October 19, 2007

Tosca Cake for Dad, and a movie recommendation

toscacake

This week has really rushed by for me! I can hardly believe it's Friday already, but hey, it is! And Friday means you get something sweet - so today: my dad's favorite recipe.

And, with a weekend coming up and all - I really want to recommend a movie: No Reservations (Kärlek på Menyn) with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. I saw this a while ago, and loved it! Really, really loved it! It's a simple feel-good romantic comedy, but with a foodie twist. And Aaron Eckhart is just irrisistably charming. (I also loved him in Thank you for smoking which is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.) I heartily recommend this one. Although fair warning is in order - you might feel like cooking afterwards. Pizza. Or saffron sauce. I know I did. And I also felt the strangest need to make some aprons. I've come as far as buying some fabric and finding a pattern, so we'll see how that goes...

My parents are coming over for dinner tonight. My dad has just spent two weeks touring Spain on motorbike, and it's nice to have him back home again. I've told you briefly about his favorite cake, but not with a picture, and besides, it was a long time ago. I've changed the recipe a bit too, to make the nut layer thicker and thus, better.

Tosca Cake for Dad

2 eggs
125 g sugar
100 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
100 g butter
2 tbsp cream

Topping:
50 g butter
100 g sugar
2 tbsp cream
2 tbsp flour
50 g flaked almonds
75 g hazelnuts, chopped
75 g almonds, chopped

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Butter and flour a springform pan, about 24 cm in diameter.

Beat eggs and sugar until very fluffy. Melt the butter. Stir in flour and baking powder with the eggs, and then fold in butter and cream. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Meanwile, prepare the topping. Just mix all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a obil. Spread it on top of the cake, and bake for another 15 minutes. Let it cool more or less completely before taking it out of the pan.

Recipe in Swedish:
Toscakaka

9 comments:

african vanielje said...

Delicious as always anne. I might just make that cake for my husband. It looks pretty similar to a Dutch type of cake we make in Cape Town. Can't wait to see your apron.

Kate said...

hey i want to see that movie too. Thanks for reminding me i totally forgot about it.
And the cake too...it looks simple to make and sounds delicious ... all fav nuts in there, and i have them all in stock. So i'm bookmarking it :)

Jessika said...

Why they bother to translate movie titles is beyond me sometimes...

Pille said...

Anne - have you seen the original film, German "Mostly Martha"? I really loved it, and am worried about seeing the Hollywood copycat version, as they are usually much worse than the originals:(
The movie's still in the cinema here, maybe I'll go and have a look after all..
(Love Tosca cakes, of course:)

Gloria said...

Oh Anne, your Daddy is so special, fantastic!!! I hope you have a good time with you family.
This cake is sooo nice and I would like try. Thanks.
I want to see the movie you say, but I canno`t, maybe I have to come the type to home. (How I have two childs you know sometimes a mother don't have to choose, well we went to see the Simpsons!!!) But they laugh a lot!!! (me too) Gloria

K. said...

If you liked No Reservations, I strongly recomment Mostly Martha, the food descriptions are most amazing as is the acting and cinematography. That cake looks delectable by the way!

Shady Gardener said...

Lucky father!

Astrid said...

Tried this today, Anne (well, acctually I mixed your recipe with another one I had) - and can't wait to try it. It looks great, but I am curious to if it was ready when I took it out - hope it's not raw inside.......... *fingers crossed*

And; Thanx for EXCELLENT blog and good inspiration, Anne - wish you and your family a great christmas holiday!

hlb33 said...

Dear God! I just made the Tosca cake, and it is delicious!!! Yum Yum Yum!! Thank you for posting it. I'm a swede living in England, and I'm glad to find some nice swedish meals, cookies and baked goods to make!

Tusen Tack!!