Nearly the weekend! .. .. .. .. doesn't have quite the same ring these days does it now all our days are starting to feel the same!
Whilst we have been in lock-down we have been cooking together more. We have continued to have a weekly breadmaking session where we make lots of bread rolls. Last week we did double our usual quantity and did plain ones and some with grated cheese sprinkled on the top. Great fresh but they are freezing beautifully too.
Naughtily we have also been making cakes. Not something that has been on our "eat list" in the past .. .. but unfortunately is now making an appearance most days. Tut tut!! Good job we have been going for walks late evening!!
We sit down with a piece of cake and a cuppa whilst listening to the teatime government up-date. I wonder if the cake is our way of consoling ourselves whilst hearing all the depressing news?
So in an attempt to entice others to be as naughty as us I wondered if you would like a recipe for the easiest and tastiest cake in the world. It is a cake the kids used to make when they were at home as it is so easy.
Ingredients and method
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups of dried fruit and cherries mixed
1 cup of milk
Boil all the above ingredients in a saucepan, leave to cool for half an hour then add:
2 cups of self raising flour (if you can get your hands on any of course)
Mix together well and cook in a greased and floured tin for three quarters of an hour on Gas Mark 5.
.. .. .. and that is it. How easy??!?!?
Then that just leaves the licking of the mixing spoon and the saucepan!! (That is always my job!!)
We don't always use cherries in ours. It depends what is in the cupboard at the time. Today's cake has sultanas and cranberries. (The kids used to throw a Skittle sweet in as well and say it was lucky for the person who got it in their slice LOL!!)
I do find that it browns a little too quickly in my oven so I cover it for the last ten minutes with greaseproof paper.
So here is today's offering:
Anyone fancy a slice?
We could meet up in a park somewhere and I could throw you a slice wrapped in foil .. .. .. from a sociably acceptable distance!