This cake makes a lovely breakfast treat. It tastes more like a scone than a cake, it is made from wholemeal flour and is not too sweet…
300g wholemeal pastry flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
80g brown sugar
250ml (1 cup) buttermilk
60g melted coconut oil (or you can use melted butter)
a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar
Grease and flour a baking tin (I used a lasagna dish which works well) Preheat the oven to 180c.
Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs until they are pale and fluffy then add the buttermilk and butter. Pour these into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Try not to over mix, it will look more like a bread dough as supposed to a normal sponge mix.
Place into tin and lightly push to the edges. Scatter the blueberries over the top of the mix and then sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake in the oven for around 25mins or until a knife comes out clean.
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100g caster sugar
200g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a few drops of vanilla extract
approx 200g strawberry jam
Preheat the oven to 180c then line and grease a baking tin (I used a 30 x 20cm one)
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the flour and baking powder and bring together then add the egg and vanilla extract. Knead the mixture together until you get a smooth dough, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for around 30mins.
Divide the dough in half and roll out one half to the size of the baking sheet (it will be quite thin, probably around 3mm) Place it in the tray and spread the jam over the surface. Then roll out the other half and place over the top.
Bake in the oven for around 15-20mins until it starts to go golden around the edges. Take out of the oven and leave to cool for 5mins. You can use pastry cutters to cut out shapes or use a knife to cut it into squares. They make sweet Valentine’s Day presents too!
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