Simnel Cake

Preparation 20 Minutes

Cook 1 hour Minutes

Serves 1 cake | 13 slices

Method

Preheat the oven to 180degress.

Butter the walls of your Bundt tin well.

Chop your glace cherries into quarters and mix into your mixed fruit.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy and add the lemon zest.

Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and ground almonds into a bowl and stir to combine.

Into the whipped butter and sugar mix, add 1 of the eggs with a quarter of the dry ingredients.

Add in the other 2 eggs in the same way, followed by the rest of the dry mix remaining.

Mix in the mix, then the fold in the fruit.

Spoon the mixture evenly around the Bundt tin and smooth out the mix.

Bake on 180degrees for 30 minutes and then turn down the oven to 150 degrees for 1.5 hours or until the cake has risen and a skewer comes out clean.

Let the cake rest for 15 minutes before turning it out to cool further.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar, milk and orange juice together and pour over and enjoy!

Ingredients

100 grams Sunbeam glace cherries

500 grams Sunbeam mixed dried fruit

175 grams soft unsalted butter

175 grams caster sugar

zest of 1 lemon

225 grams plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

25 grams Sunbeam almond meal

3 extra large eggs

2 tablespoons milk

100gm icing sugar

10ml of milk

Squeeze of orange juice

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Fruit Mince Brownies

In a small saucepan heat mixed fruit and maple syrup until bubbling then remove from heat and set aside to infuse.

Approx 2 hrs

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm square cake or brownie pan and line the base with baking paper.

Place chocolate, sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted and well combined. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then stir in eggs until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, cocoa, fruit mince, vanilla paste and nuts, stirring to combine. Spread into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until just set.

Cool in pan, then dust with cocoa. Cut into 12 squares and serve. Brownies will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Spiced Lemon Cake

Pre-heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

  1.  Place butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer, beat until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until well incorporated.

  2. Fold in the sifted flour, almond meal, baking powder and spice alternately with the sour cream, mixing until well combined. Add lemon juice and rind, mixing well.

  3. Spoon batter into a greased and lined 20cm square cake pan. Sprinkle the pine nuts and currants over the top and bake for 40- 45 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  4. For the syrup: Place sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until reduced, thick and syrupy. Remove cinnamon stick.

  5. Drizzle the syrup evenly over the cake, allowing it to be absorbed. Allow to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Serve cake pieces with a dollop of thick cream or yoghurt.

Granola Bar

Preheat oven to 160°C.

  1. Grease and line an 18cm x 28cm slice pan with baking paper.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Mix melted butter and honey together and stir into dry ingredients
  4. Press mixture firmly into tin using the back of a spoon. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool in the tin before slicing into bars.

Lunchbox Muffins

Preheat oven to 180°C and line cupcake or muffin tray with paper cases.

  1. Combine the fruits, butter, sugar, spices, bicarbonate of soda and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Add the eggs and beat well. Add flours to the mixture and beat well.
  3. Pour into paper cases and bake for 30 minutes, or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Allow to cool on rack.

White Christmas Tree Bites

  1. Line the inside of 12 ice-cream cones with baking paper, using a stapler or sticky tape to secure paper.
  2. Place white chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (ensuring bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water) and stir until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Allow to cool then add all the other ingredients and stir to coat. Spoon into the prepared lined cones Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set before serving.

Stuffed Baked Apples

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  2. Cut a 2cm slice off the top of each apple and set aside. Using a spoon or melon scoop, scoop out the core of the apple. Place apples into a baking dish.
  3. Combine the raisins, walnuts, sugar, butter and spice. Using finger tips, mix it all together until a rough mixture has formed. Spoon into the cavity of each apple and bake for approx 25 minutes until apples are tender. If using the tops of the apples, add to the oven half way through cooking time and serve these with the baked apples.

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