Middle Eastern Cake Filling/flavor Combo

Decorating By kger Updated 27 Jun 2010 , 1:43am by Kitagrl

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kger Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 6:37pm
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I'm making a going-away cake for someone who is going to Palestine for 2 months. I've been trying to think of a middle eastern-ish filling/flavor combo, and the only thing I can think of is something with dates or figs. Google turned up using fig marmalade as a filling, but I have never come across anything like that. Anyone have any recommendations or ideas how one would acquire fig marmalade? Do cake supply shops carry anything you would use for a Middle East themed cake? It will be fondant, btw.

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Toptier Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 12:34am
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Hmm not sure on where to acquire Fig marmalade. Have you tried googling a recipe, it may not be hard to make. What about a pistachio-cardamom cake?

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tesso Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:00am
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I would suggest a coffee mocha, but very strong flavored.

IT would be very easy to make a fig marmalde.

1 box of sure gel
4 cups cooked fig
5 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.

IF you buy the sure gel, the instructions are inside. you would look for the orange marmalde, cooked jam instructions. The 1/4 cup lemon juice is from the plum marmalde instruction, but would definately need it with fig.

*****just so you know.. any marmalde takes aproximately TWO WEEKS to set.. so that it is usable as a filling *****

I can strawberry, black cherry, blueberry, orange marmalde, and raspberry for cake fillings. you may get hooked. icon_biggrin.gif

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:26am
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Look up baklava and basbousa. Both will give you ideas. I'm just thinking nuts, esp. pistachios, dates and figs, honey and syrup soaked cakes, whipped cream etc.

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Kitagrl Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:43am
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I just looked up "Palestinian cake recipe" on google and lotsa stuff comes up...there's a middle eastern coconut cake...some kind of almond cake...and a bunch of other stuff I didn't click on the links to see what it was.

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