I love baking this time of year and this is one of my favourite recipes that I wanted to share with you.
This was actually something my Granddad baked for me. He comes round every Sunday and always brings something new he’s made. This was one of the best cakes I’ve ever tasted as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and this is quite savoury tasting. I begged him for the recipe and made it myself, now I want to share it with you.
A Loaf Tin
225g Self-Raising Flour
100g Caster Sugar
Milk to Mix
As with any bake, start by pre-heating the oven. You’ll want it at 180C for this cake.
Cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
Add in eggs one at a time. Beat them in well. At this point it looks way too runny but trust me it will all come together!
Sieve in half of the self-raising flour and fold it in gently.
Add the fruit and rest of the flour.
Now add the milk. You’ll want it so the mixture isn’t too thick and it all comes together. I normally add about 3/4 tablespoons.
Grease the loaf tin and pour it in. Flatten it down so all the corners are filled.
Pop it into the pre-heated oven. It should take about 40-50 minutes.
Now for the Icing!
125g of Icing Sugar
1 Tablespoon of water
Wait until the loaf is completely cooled, then make the icing.
It’s super simple, just make sure not to add to much water as you want it stiff. Also, make sure it’s well mixed so the icing sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour it on top and don’t worry if it runs down the side.
Final instruction, enjoy!
Let me know what your favourite thing to bake this time of year is!
Thanks for reading,