This was the most elaborate dessert I’ve made in a while, but also one of the tastiest and most satisfying! We finished off our mezze with this cake (recipe online here, originally from Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi), which is a yeasty bread-ish dough mixture with a chocolate and pecan filling.
Like baking some types of bread, making this requires a bit of advance planning (although I did do it all on one day, but started early). There are a number of steps but none too tricky. I’d recommend having a helper on hand as some parts are a bit harder to do on your own– and it’s also fun to make this cake with another person!
Its flavour is quite subtle but really delicious — it almost feels like a healthy dessert. I will definitely be making it again!