Thursday, 27 January 2011

The finest cakes known to humanity


... are made by the Women's Institute, of course. Malago WI is in its third year and going from strength to strength. Each meeting is centred around copious tea and cake, and for January's meeting I decided to use a silicon mould I'd bought in the Habitat sale. The mould is, I think, a canele bordelais mould which is designed for a very specific cake, a cake that requires 24 hours for the batter to settle.

Seeing as the meeting was that night, I decided to improvise with a basic sponge recipe and the addition of a third of a jar of mincemeat left over from Christmas folded in at the end. They weren't bad, and were a good way to use up mincemeat as it instantly transforms a plain sponge into a fruity cake. They looked quite impressive as well, thanks to the pretty mould.

The other cakes brought to the meeting by Malago women were ace too, and the cake table looked a picture.
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