Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

A sweet dessert cake using quinoa (Keen-wah) instead of flour. From http://peru-recipes.com/2008/11/torta-de-quinua-quinoa-cake#more-363 The website says the original author is Mme. Antonia Nadal de Garmendia (1876). Quinoa is gluten free.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash the quinoa well, rubbing it in your hands. You must change the water until it gets clear.
  2. Then we boil the quinoa in water (3 measures of water and 1 of quinoa) and strain when it’s ready.
  3. Beat the eggs and add them to the quinoa.
  4. Add the butter and the powdered sugar.
  5. When all is mixed, pour the mix in a dish and bake it for 20 minutes.
  6. To make the syrup, boil the water and sugar until it becomes sticky. Add a little liqour of your choice for flavor, such as ammaretto.
  7. When the cake is ready, cut it in 4 pieces and pour the syrup in the cuts.
  8. Bake again for 10 minutes to 180º C (350º F) and serve.