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Posted by Anuja Karunaratne

1/2 lb Semolina
1 lb Sugar
1/2 lb Butter
750 g Cashew nuts
6 ozs. Pumkin Preserve(or Puhul Dosi)
12 Eggs
1/2 bottle Rose Essence
1/2 bottle Almond Essence
1/2 tsp each of Cardamon, Cloves Cinnamon (in finely powdered)
1/2 tsp grated Nutmeg

Warm Semolina with a few lime leaves. Add the butter to it and heat until well mixed. keep overnight.
Beat egg yolks with sugar until nice and creamy with air bubbles forming.
Remove lime leaves from semolina. Add semolina and butter mixture to the egg and sugar mixture and beat well.
Add cashew nuts (cut) and mix well. Next add pumpkin preserve (cut).
Add Spices and essences and lime rind.
Beat 8 egg whites until nice and fluffy and gradually add to cake mixture. Do not make it too watery.
Line tray with news paper, final layer buttered oil paper
Bake in slow oven.

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