Monday, 13 April 2009

Cake for everyone!

I feel awful! I have been neglecting you, my lovely readers. Easter has been such a spin I have not made time to respond to all of your kind comments and I have so enjoyed reading them.
So, here, by popular request, is the recipe:

Easter Marzipan Teabread

6oz marzipan chilled and diced.
5oz butter
8oz plain white flour
4oz soft brown sugar
8oz mixed dried fruit
6 fl oz milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 tablespoon Marmalade to glaze.
1kg loaf tin with greaseproof liner

Rub together butter and flour to form a breadcrumb texture.
Stir in the sugar and dried fruit.

In a jug, mix together the milk, baking powder and bicarb.

Pour milk mixture into the centre of the dry ingredients and mix well to a soft dropping consistency. Use more milk if required.

Spread 1/3 of mixture into the tin and top with half the marzipan chunks. Repeat. Top with the remaining 1/3 of the cake mixture and level the surface.

Bake for 45-60 mins on the bottom runner of the roasting oven until firm to the touch. Half way through the cooking turn the cake, pop a piece of foil loosely onto the tin and put the cold plain shelf onto the 2nd set of runners.
Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
Warm the marmalade with a little water on the back of the Aga and spread over the teabread whilst still warm.
Cool completely before slicing
Spread with lots of butter, sit down...
and enjoy with a nice hot cup of tea!

For non-aga bakers try to find a teabread recipe with cooking times you can adapt. It's what I do in reverse with non-aga recipes!


Floss said...

Hurray! Thanks very much for this (you are not neglecting us at all). I shall get baking as soon as the bank holiday's over (no shops open in France on bank holidays).

silverpebble said...

Oof, many many thanks for the recipe - it looks very very moreish. Emma x

jo said...

anything with marzipan in it is a winner in my book! thanks for the recipe!

aga_mum said...

Thanks sooo much,, I'm out the door for marzipan now!

scrappy quilter said...

That looks so yummie!!

cathleen said...

That looks divinely delicious...thanks for sharing your recipe.

beck said...

Oh boy, look at that cake. Thanks for the recipe, if I can ever find marzipan in this town of ours I will definitely make it!! x

Mr Lee said...

Wow,it looks delicious. Thank you!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T,
Mmmmm...I have my in-laws comming to stay with us at the end of the month...MIL is very fond of marzipan, so I'm sure this will be a big hit....and score me a few brownie points! ;-))
Thanks for the recipe,
N xx

Frances said...

It is such a joy to visit your site! I always am cheered and inspired by all that you show and tell.

Thank you also for your comments!

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The Vintage Kitten said...

Ooh I must try this, it looks amazing and I LOVE marzipan. So nice to see a recipe with the Aga timings as most recipes I try have to be adapted as I only have an Aga to cook with (and no microwave either)X