That´s one of my favorites.
- 200 g margarine or butter
- 2 dl sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 dl wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 dl sweet bread crumbs (e.g. crumbled biscuits)
- 2 dl ground almonds (appr. 80 g)
- 1 dl single cream
- solid raspberry jam*
- 2 dl water
- 1 dl sugar
solid raspberry jam or marmelade*
- 1 dl icing sugar
- 2 tsp water or lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Grind the almonds and combine them with the bread crumbs. Cream the butter or margarine and sugar together. Add one egg at a time, beating the mixture well after each egg. Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into the mixture.
Add the cardemom, bread crumbs and almonds and finally the cream. Mix lightly but do not unnecessarily stir the mixture. Grease a muffin mould and put a equal amount of the mixture into the hollows. Leave room for the mixture to raise in the hollows. Using a floured fingertip, press a hole in the middle of each muffin. Place about half a teaspoonful of jam or marmelade on each muffin. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes.
Boil the water and melt the sugar in it. Moisten the baked muffins with the liquid. When the muffins are still hot, add another half a teaspoonful of jam in the middle. Let the muffins cool.
Combine the icing sugar and water or lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour the liquid icing around the jam.
*Note: Strawberry jam works well too. I used it with those in the picture.
This is an old recipe from the time when people didn´t waste nothing still useful food in the kitchen - not even bread or cookie crumbs. It´s good to remember at these times when many people waste so much food.
Because we all need to eat sometime or another. Chocolate cake especially welcome.
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