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    Tishpishti (Turkish Walnut Cake)

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    1 hr 15 mins

    25 mins

    50 mins

    Member #610488's Note:

    Tishpishti is a famous Jewish specialty of Turkey that is a rich, luscious walnut cake bathed in syrup. There are similar recipes that exist in Northern Spain, so the dessert may have originated there, possibly as a Passover cake. However, others believe Tishpishti was always served on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Alternatives - use 1 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup almonds or 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup hazelnuts. For Passover, omit the baking soda and replace 1/2 cup walnuts with 1/2 cup matzo meal.

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    1. 1
      Combine the sugar, water and lemon juice in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the syrup thickens slightly, 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Add the flower water and mix well.
    2. 2
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10x14x3 inch baking pan. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Place the egg yolks in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale yellow. Gradually add the sugar and beat until thick and pale in color.
    4. 4
      Dissolve the baking soda in the orange juice and add to the egg yolks along with the vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. Beat until combined, Stir in the grated zest and nuts.
    5. 5
      In another bowl, using the electric mixer with clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Stir one-third of the beaten whites into the yolk-nut mixture and then fold in the remainder. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    6. 6
      Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, place on a rack and let cool 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Slice cake into diamond shaped slices. Poke each slice with a toothpick several times and then pour the previously made syrup evenly over the warmed cake.
    8. 8
      Cool completely.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tishpishti (Turkish Walnut Cake)

    Serving Size: 1 (158 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 544.0
    Calories from Fat 225
    Total Fat 25.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 232.5 mg
    Sodium 405.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 68.0 g
    Protein 12.3 g

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    oranges, zest of

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