I used up a can of rhubarb and some leftover ground almonds to make this perfect little cake.
There was no particular occasion, just a desire to create something sweet and tasty. I found this recipe online in another bakers blog. It is an adapation of a Nigella Lawson recipe Winter Plum Cake.
It was a really easy recipe to make, and you know, these days I’m all about the simple and easy baking.
In this adapted version of cake, an icing topping is replaced by a sprinkling of caster sugar. I think it works well. It add a crispy sweet texture to the cake.
As for the cake, it was pretty nice. It is decidedly almondy with bursts tart rhubarb. And yes, it went down nicely with a cup of Rooibos tea.
539g tin of rhubarb (to give 245g drained weight )
125g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
75g ground almonds
125g butter, softened
125g soft light brown sugar
1 scant teaspoon almond extract
1 heaped tablespoon caster sugar
Preheat the oven to 170 C / 150 C fan and butter and line a 20cm springform cake tin.
Makes 6 – 8 slices.
I found this recipe on Instagram from Angie, whose blog I follow.
It looked so easy and simple that I just had to try it. It was simple and they do taste nice.
They will go nice with a cup of tea!
150g plain flour
3 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspon of mixed spice
Never too late to eat a pancake
I worked at home on Wednesday but decided to start the day with the pancakes I could not be bothered to cook on Tuesday.
I only had one egg left, so I reduced by a third remainder of the ingredients of my go to recipe for pancakes (Canadian Buttermilk milk pancakes). There was a sad looking lemon in the fruit bowl and I used it to make my ‘buttermilk’ with some leftover oat milk in the fridge – maybe that’s vegan buttermilk?
eaten devoured with maple syrup and bananas. A hearty start to my admin filled day.
Now we’ve started on the prunes…
I have bags of mixed fruit in my living room ‘pantry’, seemed a fitting substitute for raisins. I used orange juice to soak the prunes and mixed fruit. Again I did not add sugar to this recipe as it was sweet enough.
The loaf was made on Saturday and was finished by Monday!
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