The weather has been so bleak outside that my thoughts turn to baking. I so don't need to be eating pies or cake, but ......
When we brought back all of my Mums useable food, there were two jars of bought marmelade so I decided that a Spiced Marmelade Cake might do the trick to use it up.
8 level tbsp golden syrup
2 eggs beaten
10 level tbsp Orange marmelade
350 g self raising flour
1 level tbsp baking powder
1 level tbsp grated nutmeg
1 level tsp cinnamon
I level tsp mixed spice
About 1/4 pint milk
50g crushed cornflakes
Grease and line an 8 inch square tin. Heat the oven to 180c.
Beat the butter with 6 level tbsp golden syrup, then gradually beat in the eggs.
Add half the marmelade to the cake mixture
Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add milk a little at a time until you have a fairly stiff mixture.
Pour into the prepared tin and level the surface
Mix the remaining marmelade with the remaining golden syrup and the cornflakes and carefully spread on the top of the cake.
Pop in the oven for about 60 mins, checking the top and covering with foil if necessary.
I also made a pie for Sunday lunch with the rest of the Christmas turkey and ham (which had been frozen of course!) mixed with mushrooms, chopped onion, herbs, grainy mustard and soured cream.
In the background, you can just see Mr D's delicious roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese. We also had sprouts (I LOVE them) and peas.
Not helping my waistline, but warming and comforting nevertheless!