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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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This is a Sephardic Jewish cake , the recipe for which was given out on TV while advertising Claudia Roden's book on Jewish cooking. Originally it had oranges, but I substituted these for lemons to suit the Type O diet. I suspect that it would work equally well with limes!It is an unbelievably easy cake to make all you need is a little time. Serves 12.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)

  • Dessert

  • 2 lemons
  • 6 large eggs
  • 9 ounces (250g) caster sugar [choose compliant sweetener]
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder [see recipes in database]
  • 9 ounces (250g) ground almonds

How to make it:
  1. Boil 2 whole lemons in a little water for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  2. Leave to cool.
  3. Remove the green stalks cut and remove the pips.
  4. Pulp in a hand blender to as smooth a consistency as you can get.
  5. Put the eggs in a bowl and combine with the sugar, almonds and baking soda.
  6. Add the Fruit pulp to the mixture.
  7. Pour into a lined/ oiled/ floured 9 inch (23cm) cake tin with a removable base.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 oC /350 oF/Gas Mark 5 for just under an hour.
  9. Allow to cool before removing form the tin.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken) 1 N N N B N N N N
Cream of Tartar N N N N N N N N
Baking Soda N N N N N N N N
Almond/Almond Butter 1 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice 1 B B B B N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Additive Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Arrowroot N N N N N N N N
Cornstarch 2 N A A A A A A A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White) N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O
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