Thursday, November 4, 2010

The “What in the World am I going to do With all Those Dates Left Over from Rosh HaShana” Cake

A fairly easy cake to make if you have a blender/food processor. NOT dietetic. Very freezable.

1 margarine (200 gram –about 7 ounces) (best to soften a bit first, and slice into thinish slices)
1 jar applesauce (700 gram- about 25 ounces)
6 eggs
100 gram (3.5 ounces) of peeled nuts (walnuts, or almonds)
30 dates (about)
2 grated carrots
4 cups sifted flour
1 teas. salt
11/2 cups sugar
¼ teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon ginger
2 teas. cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
2 envelopes (ie., 20 grams) baking powder

De-seed the dates, and check for infestation. In a food processor, put the checked dates, applesauce, eggs, nuts, and margarine. Process until the margarine, nuts, and dates are well blended into the liquids. Add the grated carrots and mix in (not blend), and set aside. In a bowl, put the sifted flour, sugar, spices, salt, and baking powder. Stir to mix. Add into this the “wet” mixture, and stir. Pour into greased oven tray and bake about 45 minutes at 150 degrees centigrade (medium heat), until done.


mikimi said...

"Health" Shake:
Dates (pitted)
raw tehina

Blended together and served in tall glass very cold. You can play with the ingredients for "diet". I use 0% fat yogurt.

rickismom said...

Mikimi, that is a pretty high-calorie shake! (The cake, at least I know it's high calorie, and I eat sparingly (maybe one small slice on shabbas, if I have walked enough to allow myself a few extra calories....).
I make a similar "shake" of frozen yogurt (see post Friday).

mikimi said...

Sorry, but I feel a need to respond as maybe you did not understand my recipe. Health is in quotation marks as to its question on nutrition stats. However I see no reason for 2 0% fat yogurt (often frozen), a banana, 4-6 pitted dates and 1-2 Tablespoons of raw tehina blended together as a shake once in a while. I often add protein powder too.
This shake gives calcium ,potassium, and iron and fiber.

rickismom said...

Mikimi, what I wrote was not meant as critism, and indeed, what you wrote is similar to what I wrote. However, the techina (and here I was assuming that you are talking about raw techina paste, not the watery prepared techina), while quite healthy, is also very high calorie. Your shake comes out to at LEAST 500 calories (without the protein powder)!!
You you HAVE the calories for it, fine. The ingredients ARE healthy!

mikimi said...

I actually count this as a meal!