Hello Readers; those returning and those who may be reading for the first time,
Ages ago, I bought some baking mixes from Approved Foods. To be honest, they’re not great but they were really cheap and we often learn what not to buy after we’ve bought it! I won’t waste it!
The ginger cake mix leaves a lot to be desired. I added half a jar of home made lemon marmalade. It makes it sticky and heavier but you can taste the lemon alongside the ginger and it gives it some extra stickiness. I’ve cut it into portions, wrapped and froze them. We’ll eat them warmed with custard.
The plain vanilla sponge mix is a much better. Simply add an egg and water and whisk for three minutes, pour into cake tins and bake. I sprinkled the top with caster sugar and filled it with some home made hedgerow jam.
The final cake I made was a boiled fruit cake. No boiling involved. Take a budget cheap as you can get pack of mixed dried fruit, place in a microwavable bowl and pour the cold tea that’s left in the tea pot over it. Zap in the microwave for two minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl with 300g of sugar and 300g of self raising flour, one egg and a teaspoon of mixed spice. Mix together and baked in a lined tin on 180 degrees for about an hour.
Well, the ginger and marmalade cake may not look great but it tasted fine! I just can’t throw anything away, I have to make do. Have you made anything recently that wasn’t great but you made do and ate it anyway? I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Love Froogs xxxx