Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Experimental baking

Last Monday, I baked a recipe from Rhonda's blog, Almond and apricot cake (with built in custard). It is lovely but in the humid stormy weather we had then, it was completely covered in white hairy mould by Thursday. We had to throw the last half of it away.

I hate waste so this time I fiddled with the recipe to make muffins.

Having made the custard element, I stirred enough stewed rhubarb into it to loosen it very slightly. I stopped once it had a nice rhubarb flavour.

I made up a basic Victoria sandwich cake mix, using two eggs and their equivalent weight in everything else. One good tablespoon of sponge mixture was put into the bottom of muffin cases, a good heaped teaspoon of rhubarb custard was put on top:
The rest of the sponge mix was used to fill up the cases. I then pressed a freshly picked raspberry into the mix and sprinkled sugar strands (100's and 1000's) on top :
They were baked at 190C for 25 minutes. I forgot to take a picture when they came out. They were a little full and just avoided spilling out of the cases so maybe a little less of everything next time and make 10 instead of 9.

They tastle lovely and the sprinkles on the top gave them a crunch texture. They were soft the next day but who cares.

10 comments:

  1. What a fab idea. They look really delicious!
    xx

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    1. Very soft and sticky the next few days but lovely.

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  2. Sounds delicious, my hubby made a rhubarb and custard tray bake from the BBC cook mag. and it was lovely.

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  3. Sounds like a great recipe and so very tasty.

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    1. Cake or pudding? Lovely by itself, custard or cream.

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  4. That sounds delish... Perfect with a dollop of cream or good ice cream

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  5. They look and sound brilliant.

    I feel your pain at having to throw food away ... I threw away sausages last week, thinking about it I should have cooked them and fed them to the chickens :-(

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    1. They were. Too hot to cook at the moment now.

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