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Gur Cake

/ Source: Matt Murphy of The Irish House
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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cinnamon rolls or raisin bread
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon of equally mixed nutmeg, mace, cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried fruit (dates, raisins, figs, etc.), finely minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 12 ounces puff pastry
  • Milk
  • 1 ounce sugar
  • Chef notes

    Gur cake was an inexpensive but delicious cake popular throughout Ireland. It's different in each bakery, depending on the baker's choice of spices or the type of leftover cakes used in the mix that day.

    Preparation

    Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

    Mix the rolls/bread, flour, sugar, spices and dried fruit in a food processor until it becomes like a stiff paste. Add the egg and milk and mix again. 

    Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

    Grease an 8" x 8" cake pan. Line the bottom with one layer of puff pastry. Spread the filling over the top. Cover with a second layer of puff pastry. Using a fork, poke holes in the top of the pastry. Brush with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar. Press a buttered piece of heavy duty foil on top of the pastry to prevent from rising while it cooks. 

    Bake at 355 degrees for 40 minutes. Allow to cool in the cake tin. Turn out of pan and cut into 2" x 2" squares.

    Source: Matt Murphy of The Irish House