Achal Cashews

Date and Cashewnut Cake


Cashewnuts, chopped 100 gm
Dates, deseeded  100 gm
Cherry, chopped    50 gm
Sugar, powdered   75 gm
Butter      50 gm
Egg    2 nos
Flour    75 gm
Baking powder   3 gm
Cashew cream   50 ml
Garam masala     2 gm
Brandy   30 ml
Caramel 10 ml


1. Sieve together flour, baking powder and garam masala.
2. Soak the cashew, dates and cherry in brandy and caramel and keep for 2 hours.
3. Mix the flour mixture with the cashew mixture.
4. Cream together sugar and butter until light.
5. Beat together egg and cashew cream. Then gradual]y add to the sugar mixture.
6. Fold in the flour mixture. Divide into 4 even sized portions and put in a greased jelly mould.
7. Bake at 1900 C for 20-25 minutes.

8. Cool, unmould and serve sliced or whole.

Accompaniment: Vanilla sauce/brandy sauce/fruit compote.

Portion size: 120gm.

Portions: 4.


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