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French Honey Cake



½ teaspoon aniseed

2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

4 teaspoons grated nutmeg

4 whole cloves

6 juniper berries

peel of 4 oranges

2/3 cup honey

1 cup sugar

¾ cup butter

1¼ cups corn meal

12/3 cup wheat flour

2 packages dried yeast

6 Tablespoons cane sugar



1. With a mortar and pestle or food processor, finely grind the spices.

2. Chop the orange peel very finely.

3. Put everything into the saucepan with the honey, sugar, water, and 10 Tablespoons butter, and bring to a boil. Leave to cool a little, then stir in the flour, corn meal, and yeast. Leave for 4 hours in a cold place.

4. Preheat the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the remaining butter and grease a square baking pan with it. (4X4X8in)

5. Sprinkle the pan with cane sugar (so that the cake becomes slightly crunchy), fill with the cake mixture and bake for 45 minutes.