All posts tagged: Stroh Rum Cake

Rum and hazelnut tea-cake

For anyone in the know about German, Austrian or Swiss baking there is nothing more traditional than the Austrian branded “Stroh” rum. In all the years that I’ve lived in Belgium I had no idea they sold Stroh Rum here until joy of joys G. tells me it’s available in every supermarket store. So, when K.M asked me to make this rum and hazelnut cake for her 16th birthday a couple of weeks ago I had a great opportunity to hot-foot it down to the shop and buy a bottle. Most of the alcohol will have been evaporated by the heat so that the only aspect of the rum remaining is the wonderful aroma of distilled cane sugar and the delightful structure of the finely grated hazelnuts. Perfect for an afternoon cup of tea or coffee and perfectly safe for children and young teen-agers to eat. It’s a cosy afternoon tea-cake as the night draw in and the days begin to shorten. Ingredients 200 gr hazelnuts. 200 gr sugar. 200 gr softened butter. 200 gr white wheat flour. …