Monthly Archives: March 2012
This is a really unassuming cake, looks like nothing but tastes amazing.
Lots of you had a guess at the value of my Lakeland bag, lots of you will be horrified and on the other hand lots of you won’t be surprised….
with a Pink Whisk Twist of course
Three ways to use this dough – as a loaf, whirls or the traditional buns – who could resist?
315g strong plain white flour
1/2 tsp mixed cake spice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried fast action yeast (or 1 sachet)
25g caster sugar
1 egg, large
zest of 1/2 and orange
60g dark brown sugar
1 1/2tsp cinnamon
A little water icing to glaze (optional)
Makes 1 x 1lb loaf, 10 whirls or 8 buns
Place the flour, mixed spice, salt, caster sugar, orange zest, yeast, egg and currants in a large bowl.
With Mother’s Day on the horizon I thought it was time for a big old celebration cake.
When my Save the Children trip was being arranged I was told that in Rwanda they eat grasshoppers as a snack. I went fully prepared to munch on a grasshopper (all in the name of research you understand).
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – WINNERS ANNOUNCED SHORTLY x
Before this weeks recipe for my great Mother’s Day celebration cake how do you fancy winning some chocs for Mum?
(or yourself of course, I won’t tell…!)
But did you know that it’s really easy to make it at home too?
1 x Quantity of Basic White Bread Dough (recipe here)
35ml warm water
1/2 tsp dried fast action yeast
1/2 tsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp vegetable or sunflower oil
15g rice flour (rice flour also makes really great crunchy shortbread if you were wondering what else you could use it for!)
Make the bread dough as per the instructions here and allow to rise in a bowl until doubled in size.
So I’ve been home from Rwanda for a fortnight. In all honesty I came back very angry with the world and more than a little shell shocked. I suppose that’s understandable whilst I sort it all out in my head.
I went to try and help make a difference and I came back wondering whether I’d really achieved that by taking part.