Minion Monday: We Kick off Dune Week with Recipes for Tabara Cake and Spice Tea

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This week, we honor accidental messiah’s, masochistic redheads, and giant sandworms. That’s right, it’s time for Kitchen Overlord’s long awaited Dune week. Whether you’re a Frank Herbert purist, a fan of David Lynch’s impractically beautiful vision, or one of the few, the proud, the SyFy interpretation aficionados, we have a week full of recipes that would make you trade your own mother for her water.

Since this is Monday, we’re kicking it all off with a recipe from one of the minions.

Tabara Cakes and Hot Spice Tea

by Sarah Wright
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According to the Dune Encyclopaedia: Tabara is a Fremen dessert. It’s a sweet cake of heavy consistency, made of a mixture of cooked and mashed tabaroot, honey and spices pressed into a dish. Then sprinkled with sugar, dried seeds and crystallized fruit.
It’s served as tiny triangles with fruits and hot spiced coffee.
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Tabara cakes:
1 large Tabaroot (if these are not available in your quadrant sweet potato or yam is an acceptable substitute)
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp ginger
3 eggs
1 tbsp Rum (traditionally Kirana brandy but who can afford that)
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
nuts and fruits
1. Preheat the oven to 350 and butter and flour a pie plate
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2. Cube, boil and mash the root into a paste.
3. Mix in flour, spices and rum.
4. Beat in eggs, baking powder and half the brown sugar.
5. Pour into the prepared pan.
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6. Sprinkle with nuts, dried fruit and the remaining brown sugar
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7. Bake for 20-30 mins (until a toothpick comes out clean)
8. Serve hot or cold
Hot spice tea (or coffee):
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cayanne (optional)
1 tbsp coffee grounds or black tea leaves
4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1. Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for about 30 mins
2. Serve hot with milk. Extra sugar can be added after to taste.
The spiced tea/coffee can be stored in the fridge for about a week.
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