September 14, 2006
‘Ace’ holds all the cards when it comes to cakes
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"I've been portrayed as a clown or a goofball," he adds, "which I admit I am. But that does not overshadow the fact that I love what I do and am incredibly serious about it."
Mommo would approve.
"Ace" airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on the Food Network.
Duff Goldman's latest version of the traditional honey almond cake:
1 pound softened unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup almonds, ground to the consistency of minced garlic
1/2 cup honey
8 eggs at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground mace
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups cake flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until soft and light. Beat in four of the eggs, one at a time; beat in the salt, mace, vanilla and honey. Combine in the almonds.
In a separate bowl, combine the remaining eggs with the milk.
In a third bowl, stir the baking powder into the flour and sift once. Beat half of the flour into the butter mixture. Beat in half of the milk, then the flour, then the milk again, until it's all mixed together.
Fill two buttered loaf pans evenly with the cake mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour or until it is well risen and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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