If you live in Adelaide South Australia,Jagger Fine Foods, stall 38 in the Adelaide Central Market also sells it for $3.95 (20g). Two layers are sandwiched together with blackcurrant jam (which I was surprised to find in the Woolworths Select range for a song), and topped with a fudgy chocolate and liquorice flavoured icing. Oh, that looks so wickedly dark and delicious. That is, I love liquorice, so now that I have the liquorice powder, I am going to tackle Linda Lomelino's. Regular readers will know that I have an affinity for cakes that are slightly off the beaten track, so I had to make this cake. Yes, the liquorice is subtle but you would notice it if it wasn't there. When we went to see David L in NYC last year, I was truly surprised at how gracious he was in person. Hazelnut and Coffee Dacquoise with Chocolate Glaze... EwE - Wrap It Up - Carribean Chickpea Curry Wraps. Deselect All. It's a lovely book by the way with some great recipes, so you may want to.
Alternatively, we could set up a forum where people could ask does someone have (eg licorice powder) that they would be willing to provide some of for a baking or cooking project - then forum members could contact them direct without advertising what they have to everyone.
I made the cake and it is as moist and flavoursome as described here. The blackcurrant adds a tart zing to the cake. The texture looks so good too.
Looks lovely - I have always struggled with licorice but, given how I've thawed towards other dislikes such as lemon and mushrooms, maybe I should revisit! I am trying to wrap my head around the idea of licorice powder - but I am with you, it is the odd recipes that intrigue me the most :-)It's always nice when a public figure is enjoyable in person. I am chuffed to know Nigella is a kind and nice person, I do so want her to be!!
Perhaps we can band together and set up a website listing unusual or pricey ingredients that we are happy to share among members of the group. Johanna, that is a great idea. Definitely worth considering. People were lined up outside the door of the Town Hall and the line was snaking down the street. This is another place you can buy licorice powder.http://www.herbies.com.au/shop/herbs-and-spices/spices/licorice-root-ground-20g/. I was always wondering what I could use it for - I saw some Macaroons with it the other day - another great idea. wow that looks really interesting - I remember seeing a liquorice cake on bite sized thoughts too - I would have loved to see nigella talk but I am not even organised enough to have known she was in melbourne til afterwards.just thinking wouldn't it be great to have a local bloggers caddy where when we all wanted to try something like this we could share the liquaorice powder or odd ingredient - so often I end up with a lot of an ingredient just to use a little! And it looks absolutely delicious. We do struggle to find unusual ingredients here. I have a feeling Bill would taste even a molecule of licorice flavoring, but I'm sure it's delicious even without it. But for now I am loving this moist and delicious looking treat of a cake!Great post! What an incredible combination of flavors. Getting liquorice powder was not easy, and I ended up having to buy it from eBay, and it was not cheap ($7 for the sachet). Nigella's Liquorice and Blackcurrant Chocolate Cake, Adam Liaw's Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Chilli and Honey.
I've made liquorice cake but used liquorice pieces boiled down and it was a bit of a process.
I am an admirer of Nigella Lawson's books and cooking shows, and. Life is like a recipe, bitter and sweet, all at the same time, and that's what makes it delicious.
Hi all I have been trying to find the actual recipe and alas no luck does anyone have it . The base cake is a delightful chocolate sponge-style cake, lightly flavoured with liquorice. 6 tablespoons good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted. The base cake is a delightful chocolate sponge-style cake, lightly flavoured with liquorice. This cake is so moist and delicious. 1/2 cup boiling water
I borrowed the book 'Simply Nigella' from the local library because the recipe was hard to find online. Luckily, because I already had her autograph, I did not have to endure the book signing lines, which were absolute bedlam. Nigella has such amazing recipes! I like the fact that the liquorice flavour is relatively light here. EwE - I've Got a Sweet Tooth - Pears Baked with Sw... EwE - Cheesy Delights - Black and Red Salad with W... Ina Garten's Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter... EwE - From the Sea - Wok-Charred Lettuce and Spina... TWD - Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes, Hazelnut and Coffee Dacquoise - Process Shots. I'm really interested to learn of licquorice powder. This sounds delicious.
Two layers are sandwiched together with blackcurrant jam (which I was surprised to find in the Woolworths Select range for a song), and topped with a fudgy chocolate and liquorice flavoured icing.
The liquorice flavour was really only barely there - it just leaves a slight heat on your palate, and is not really noticeable. Aristos Waterfront Rottnest, Rottnest Island and L... Doughnut Time, Degraves Street, Melbourne. What a fabulous cake! Also the blackcurrant jam adds an interesting complexity. Gaye, what a lovely flavor combination - I know licorice powder, I have seen in stores and at some food fairs that I attended. 2/3 cup regular olive oil, plus more for greasing.
Perhaps your local library can locate a copy if you don't want to buy the book.