Shall you join me in a venture?
Tomorrow morning, let us roll up our sleeves and make this delicious little treat, that is a never-fail, easy to make, WWII kind of recipe (surely is, since it's from my great grandma's notebook).
It's name is London Cubes.
For the bottom:
3 egg yolks
300 grams of flour
110 grams of fat (lard or butter)
60 grams of caster sugar
1 packet (that's 1 teaspoon) of baking powder
2 -3 tablespoons of milk
For the upper layer:
150 grams of caster sugar
150 grams of ground walnuts
Plus: 3 tablespoons of home made jam.
Preparation is quite easy:
1. Mix the ingredients for the bottom part into a soft dough - add milk if it feels hard in your hands; it should be just a bit sticky. Lay that in the bottom of your baking tray
(we're using 25 cm by 30 cm sized tray, about 5 cm deep)
Feel free to pat it down with your fingers.
2. When you're sure it's pretty much evened out in the bottom, add your jam. We are using our own - and I just happen to have wrote about it way back in the summer of 2013 (HERE is the link). Our pick for this particular cake is apricot.
3. Beat your egg whites till firm, and add the sugar. Then gently fold in your ground walnuts. Place the mixture on the top of your batch.
4. Bake in preheated oven (200°C) for about 20 to 25 minutes - or until you see that the edges are getting a bit caramel-colored.
5. Let it cool down, then cut in cubes.
These are best eaten with a nice cup of tea.
Please, do try it out (if you're not allergic to any of the ingredients). And if you do try it out, let me know how they turned out.
Just so you know - I'm always making a double batch. :)