Date & Nut Cake (Gilacgi)

“Posted for the Zaar World Tour 2006-Iraq. From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook. I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but it sounds delicious!”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine dates and water in a small saucepan. Bring water to a boil; simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nuts. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Butter a round 8-1/2" cake pan; sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  3. In a large bowl, combine semolina (or farina, or Cream of Wheat), flour, baking powder and sugar. Sprinkle vanilla over the mixture. Stir in butter.
  4. Spoon half of the mixture into the buttered cake pan; press over bottom and up side of pan. Spoon date mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle the remaining flour mixture over the date mixture.
  5. Bake in center of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool, then slice.

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