Thank you for comments. Have just picked up new tablets, they didn't have them in yesterday, I'm not going to start taking them until tomorrow first thing. As they will make me wee more, it makes sense to take them early morning - I don't want to be getting up at night any more than I do already! I'm making an effort to drink more water today, to get into the habit of doing it.
I made Jack Monroe's cake, exactly to her recipe and instructions....I did add the extra 5th ingredient of 2 tbsp. marmalade. Dead simple to make, one of the easiest cakes I've ever made. It cooked well, taking slightly longer than the 50 mins she specified - my oven isn't overly hot though, so that's probably why. It also didn't burn on the top at all, even though I forgot to put foil on it. Here's the finished cake, and a slice cut:-
As you can see, the fruit sank to the bottom and the cake above the fruit has a slightly unusual texture....it's quite springy and a bit kind of rubbery, not crumbly or cake like at all. However, both husband and I agree it tastes fine, very nice in fact, with quite a strong citrus hit from the marmalade. I will make it again, with perhaps some added dried cranberries, maybe some nuts. Not a fail at all, a perfectly nice cake, but probably more of an everyday cake than a special event one.
Looks fine like you say as an everyday cake but probably a last minute Christmas cake as I doubt it would store for long.ReplyDelete
No, I don't suppose it would store well. Not that husband will allow it to anyhow!Delete
It looks good though, a bit like - oh, what's it called - bread pudding. I wonder if it would be nice made smaller or in a loaf shape. Another friend said it took her longer than expected too.ReplyDelete
Might be nice with custard or brandy butter.
Spot on Joy, bread pudding is exactly what it's like! I knew it reminded me of something....Delete
Hi Sue. Sorry to read that you have been having a lousy time. We are all missing you on the Green Smallholder forum. Hope things will soon look up for you. x IrisReplyDelete
Hi Iris, thanks. There are reasons why I'm not going on the forum anymore, but am not going into them here. Pleased to hear from you, I hope you and OH are keeping as well as you can. xDelete
Thank you for posting your result, I think I will give it a miss as it looks as if it is very damp in the middle. Fortunately, I was ferreting through my desk yesterday and came across a cake recipe that has the title: Mrs. Mepham's Christmas Cake - 1873. It is a handwritten recipe that I copied from my Yorkshire friend's original. I have made it at least once before and might just chance it this year.ReplyDelete
It looks nice and springy and soft. It reminds of a 'boiled fruit cake' that I recall my mum making when I was young.ReplyDelete