A full review of the book is on its way, I am hoping it will have been better edited than the one from the first series which I did not have much success with.
I made the sticky orange cake, using homemade butter (recipe to come) made from greatly reduced double cream.
Recipe: Sticky Orange Marmalade Cake
175g unsalted butter – softened
175 caster sugar
3 large free range eggs – beaten
175g Self Raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbs Seville Orange marmalade
2 tbs milk
3 tbs marmalade
100g icing sugar
2 tbs warm water
Grease and line a 20cm cake tin.
Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / GM4.
Beat the butter with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in the sugar, continue beating until the mixture becomes pale and fluffy.
Gradually add the eggs, beating well all the time. Add a tbs of flour with the last of the egg. Sift in the remaining flour, salt and baking powder and gently fold in. Add the marmalade and milk.
Spoon the mixture into the in and spread evenly. Bake for about 50 – 55 mins until golden brown and firm to the touch. Run a round blade knife round the inside of he tin and turn out onto a wire rack. Warm the second portion of the marmalade and brush over the top of the warm cake. Leave to cool completely.
Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the warm water and mix. Spoon the mix over the cake, letting it run down the sides. Leave to set before cutting. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
I added extra marmalade to the cake, and found that there was far too much icing – halve the quantity.
Recipe reproduced with permission of BBC Books
Sending this recipe to Dom’s random recipes – where this month the challenge is to cook something from your newest cookbook!