[Food] Cake ‘Liégeois’
Last week I baked a cake and it was delicious. Delicious for me, I mean… the others are not fond of ‘pain d’épices‘ and my cake tastes like it. It all started with a recipe for a cherry jam cake I found on the Internet. I knew that nobody would like a cherry jam-based pastryand found an alternative in the sirop de liège I bought more than a year ago (and that nobody wanted but me – I was waiting for an opportunity to cook meatballs ‘à la liégeoise’). Technically it was ‘Limburg syrup’ (another Belgian province close to the Netherlands), but it tastes the same…
For a yummy ‘Liégeois’ (yep, I picked the name):
- 2 eggs
- 120g sugar
- 100g cream
- 120g butter
- 200g sirop de Liège
- 280g flour
- 11g baking powder
Preheat oven at 180°C. Mix eggs and sugar, add flour and baking powder. Add softened butter, sirop de Liège and cream. Stir well and pour into a cake pan.
I can’t help you for how long it need to bake. Let’s say at east 35 minutes. A toothpick/ the tip of a knife should come out clean. While baking I reduced the heat to 150°C (fan oven). It’s up to you and your oven!
Nearly a week later the Liégeois is still good. Yes, I’m the only one eating it (Daniel sometimes). Still, it’s good – trust me!