Haresch a Traditional Middle Eastern Coconut Cake

1
Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

Just a touch or either rose water or orange blossom water makes the traditional coconut cakes special.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
48 pieces

Ingredients

  • SYRUP

  • 2 c
    water
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    rose water or orange blossom water
  • dash(es)
    pure vanilla extract
  • CAKE

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 6 large
    eggs
  • 2 c
    canola oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • dash(es)
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 c
    coconut, shredded, unsweetened
  • ·
    coconut for garnish

How to Make Haresch a Traditional Middle Eastern Coconut Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. First make syrup by boiling water and sugar for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on how heavy you may want it but it shouldn't be any thicker than pancake syrup in consistency.
    add a teaspoon of rose water or orange blossom water, aside to cool.
  2. Start on the Harissa by combining sugar, eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, emon juice and mix them together until blended.
  3. Then add flour and baking powder to mixture and blend well.
    Lastly you want to STIR coconut into batter.
  4. Then its time to add to greased and floured pan (never a bundt pan)-- an oblong pan will do.

    Bake for about 30 minutes at 350°F or more until a light/medium golden brown.
  5. When cake is done and still hot pour syrup all over cake in pan.

    You don't have to use all the syrup but at least 3/4 should be used on the cake.

    Let cool, then cut into bars.
  6. Then remove each piece onto a tray.

    You can garnish with a little shredded coconut on top for presentation.

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About Haresch a Traditional Middle Eastern Coconut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes




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