Monthly Archives: September 2013

24. Ginger Cake with Orange Icing

Sorry for not blogging for a while, I’ve been on holiday and what not.

I made this ginger cake a couple of weeks ago and can’t really remember what I did so I’ll keep this brief!

The mix was very runny for a cake mix as it contained a lot of butter and syrup.

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The ginger flavourĀ came from powdered ginger and the flour was wholemeal instead of white. I used a few currants as well.

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Before the oven

Before the oven

It was then baked…

After the oven

After the oven

After it was cooled I made orange icing from orange juice and icing sugar (orange to complement the ginger) and decorated with the icing and orange zest.

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This cake was really tasty and really moist. It rose well and cooked all the way through despite the runny mixture. And as always, really good with a cuppa!

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23. Baked Doughnuts

This week I decided to make baked doughnuts. Ring doughnuts but healthier as they are baked, not deep fried.

They were made essentially like bread – dough, proove, shape, proove and bake. Just some of the ingredients were different, like yoghurt as the liquid and with lemon rindĀ and cinnamon as flavourings.

 

 

 

Expanded dough

Expanded dough

 

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Once cool, I made some icing and iced them!

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They tasted more like a sweet bread, like chelsea buns, than doughnuts but were still pretty nice. And as always, lovely with a cuppa!

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