Tuesday, 3 July 2012

semolina cake with TOTAL Greek Yoghurt and honey and citrus syrup

... so this is my final post celebrating the wonderful 1000 ways to LOVE your TOTAL and this has to be the favourite thing I made during my day cooking with Chef Paul Merrett last week... again, it's one of those pudding/cakes that i'm so fond of and served warm with some melting yoghurt is the ideal way to eat it...

... on the day of our tutorial we made this cake first and in our eagerness to be the best we very nearly forgot the key ingredient... we were all staring at the mixture a little suspiciously thinking it looked rather thick and it wasn't until the very last moment when I looked across our prep table to spy the tub of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt that we hadn't yet included... it would have been a very dry cake without it and pretty much make the reason we were there quite pointless... how we chuckled...

semolina sponge cake with almonds, hazelnuts TOTAL Greek Yoghurt and honey

for the cake
120g TOTAL Greek Yoghurt
250g butter at room temp
190g golden caster sugar
4 eggs
50g self-raising flour
zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
100g ground almonds
100g ground hazelnuts
250g semolina
2 tablespoons of poppy seeds

for the syrup
juice of one orange and one lemon
175ml water
140g golden caster sugar
50g honey
1 tblsp orange blossom water

- pre heat the oven to 175C and grease and line a spring-form baking tin

- in a bowl use a wooden spoon to beat the sugar and butter to a pale and fluffy consistency

- add the eggs one at a time, beating them into the mixture fully each time

- add all the dry ingredients including the lemon and orange zest as well as the yoghurt and mix to a smooth batter

- pour into the tin and bake in the oven for 45 mins or until golden and risen

- once baked put the cake aside and make the syrup by placing all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil - then allow the syrup to reduce by half

- using a skewer prick the cake all over and then pour the syrup onto the cake and set aside to let it soak up all those wonderful flavours

me and my laydeez

I hope you've enjoyed the three wonderful TOTAL Greek Yoghurt recipes over the last few days... I think that even being a hard-working blogger it is always a great thrill to be invited to these kind of events... you can sometimes forget how really special they are and I am more than happy to share what I learn with the lovely people who read my blog...

eat and of course, enjoy!



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