Tosca Cake for Dad, and a movie recommendation
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
125 g sugar
100 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
100 g butter
2 tbsp cream
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: