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This desserts is lovely and fruity. It makes a nice changes from the sweet/spicy Moroccan food you get. The authentic dish is traditionally served after a big meal.
- This recipe serves 6 to 8
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely, untoasted
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup orange liqueur
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 square bittersweet chocolate for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Beat the egg whites with ½ cup of sugar in a large bowl.
- Electric mixers are usually best for this.
- The mixture should become quite stiff.
- Next, beat the eggs yolk, with the same beaters, in a small bowl with the rest of the sugar.
- Add the yolks to the whites but don't mix them - don't stir yet! add the walnuts after a few minutes and gently fold the ingredients together.
- Repeat this with the coconut, adding a little bit at a time.
- Pour the mixture into a greased cake tin, and put it in the oven for 45 minutes.
- When it is golden brown, remove it from the oven and leave it out to allow it to cool.
- Mix the orange juice and orange liqueur and pour it over the cake while it is still in the pan, don't wait until it has cooled to do this.
- Put the cake in a cool place until serving, and then put some bittersweet chocolate on top!