For your Sunday Brunch, Cinnamon Walnut Cake from the "The Book of New Israeli Food"

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 19, 2013 9:46:08 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, go get a snack. Prepare to salivate!

My friend Gloria Kremer is a divine cook who loves to try new recipes while maintaining family traditions.

Apple, cinnamon & walnut cake
... Source: "THE BOOK OF NEW ISRAELI FOOD" BY JANNA GUR
Yield:8 servings

5 large apples, peeled and cored
Juice of half a lemon
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
5 tablespoons brandy or calvados
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
For dusting:
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 350¢ªF.

2. Cut 3 apples into 1/2-inch dice. Slice remaining 2 apples into 8 wedges each, sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.

3. Sift flour with cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

4. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, brandy and vanilla extract until pale and thick, about 8 minutes.

5. Lower speed and gradually add oil and then flour mixture.

6. Fold in diced apples and chopped walnuts and pour batter into a well-greased 10-inch springform pan. Arrange apple wedges in center of cake in a flower pattern. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.

7. Bake 60 to 70 minutes until cake is golden and a toothpick comes out dry with a few crumbs adhering.

8. Cool 10 minutes, release from pan and cool completely on a rack.See More

Photo: CULINARY IN ISRAELIf you’re reading this on an empty stomach, go get a snack. Prepare to salivate!My friend Gloria Kremer is a divine cook who loves to try new recipes while maintaining family traditions. Apple, cinnamon & walnut cakeSource: "THE BOOK OF NEW ISRAELI FOOD" BY JANNA GURYield:8 servings5 large apples, peeled and coredJuice of half a lemon2 cups flour1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon baking sodaPinch of salt3 large eggs1 cup sugar3/4 cup vegetable oil5 tablespoons brandy or calvados1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely choppedFor dusting:2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon cinnamonProcedure:1. Preheat oven to 350¢ªF.2. Cut 3 apples into 1/2-inch dice. Slice remaining 2 apples into 8 wedges each, sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.3. Sift flour with cinnamon, baking soda and salt.4. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, brandy and vanilla extract until pale and thick, about 8 minutes.5. Lower speed and gradually add oil and then flour mixture.6. Fold in diced apples and chopped walnuts and pour batter into a well-greased 10-inch springform pan. Arrange apple wedges in center of cake in a flower pattern. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.7. Bake 60 to 70 minutes until cake is golden and a toothpick comes out dry with a few crumbs adhering.8. Cool 10 minutes, release from pan and cool completely on a rack.

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