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Zelten

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Christmas cake, sweet bread
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 90 g sugar 3.17 oz
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 85 g sunflower oil 3 oz
  • 2 tbsp. rum
  • 150 g flour 5.3 oz
  • 16 g baking powder 0.56 oz
  • 50 g hazelnuts 1.76 oz
  • 80 g ozalmonds 2.82
  • 50 g walnuts 1.76 oz
  • 50 g pine nuts 1.76 oz
  • 120 g dried figs 4.23 oz
  • 100 g sultanas 3.5 oz
  • pinch of salt
  • plus: almonds and glace cherries for garnishing
  • honey for brushing

Instructions

  • Beat the eggs together with the sugar. Add the oil and rum, and mix.
  • Sift the flour together with the baking powder and add them to the mixture. Mix well.
  • Chop roughly the hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts. Fold them into the mixture together with the pine nuts.
  • Cut the figs in small cubes and flour them. Also pass the sultanas in flour. Add both to the dough, which will be quite thick.
  • Butter and flour a 22-24 cm springform cake pan. Distribute the dough in the pan and garnish with almonds and glace cherries.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 170° C (340° F) for 40 minutes. After about 25 minutes brush the top of the cake with honey.
  • The zelten is best consumed after a few days.