TRADITOINAL SPANISH MONA DE PASCUA….EASTER CAKE

Ingredients for Traditional Spanish Mona de Pascua

For the Sponge

  • 4 eggs
  • 150g of Sugar
  • 150g of flour
  • 20g of ground almonds
  • 5g of yeast
  • 2 beaten egg whites
  • 50g of butter

For the Filling

  • 300g of Peach Jam (or any other rich tasting fruit jam)

To Garnish

  • 250g of dark chocolate
  • 125g of butter

Instructions for traditional Spanish Mona de Pascua 

1) Beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl

2) Mix the flour and yeast together in a separate bowl

3) Gradually add the mixture of flour and yeast through a sieve (to avoid creating any lumps) to the egg and sugar mixture

4) Stir constantly while adding the ground almonds

5) Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they form peaks

6) Once they are half whisked, add 50g of sugar, once whisked blend in with the flour and egg mixture

7) Turn the final mix out into a greased and flour sprinkled mould

8 ) Place in the oven at 180 ºC for about 40-45 minutes

9) Remove the sponge, allow to cool, cut in half and spread with the jam filling

10) Finally, stir and melt the chocolate and butter together, cover the sponge with the chocolate and allow to cool. Why not try adding your own final touch, some decorated or coloured eggs? A few feathers? A few miniature chicks? Or a little rabbit?

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