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Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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Maria made this gooey almond cake as a pudding, which she topped with bananas and a tangy orange syrup. You’ll probably prefer crème fraîche to the tinned evaporated milk we poured onto it.


  • 125 g unskinned almonds
  • 4 large free-range eggs, separated
  • 75 g


Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Butter a 20 cm round cake tin and line the bottom with a disc of buttered baking parchment. Put the almonds in a food processor and grind finely.

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