Sunday, 12 October 2008

Car Boot Sale & Cake Recipes

A couple of scenes from the car boot sale today. I really wanted one of the butter churns on stands, top left, but wasn't going to blow £20 on one. (Click on photos to enlarge).


1. 2 1/2 cups (8 oz) Plain Flour
2. 2 cups (4 oz) sugar
3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
4. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)
5. 1 tsp cinnamon
6. 1.2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (ground cloves)
7. 3/4 tsp salt

1. 1/2 cup water
2. 1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz) vegetable shortening (margerine)
3. 1 cup applesauce

1 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas)
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped almonds
3/4 cup (4 oz) raisins
Confectioners (icing) sugar

1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl of an electric mixer and blend well.
2. Add water and next three ingredients, blend, then beat at medium speed until creamy.
3. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
4. Stir in nuts and raisins and pour batter into a wax paper lined (bottom only) 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan (Note - I use a standard 8" round cake tin).
5. Bake at 350 deg. F for about 45 mins. (Test with skewer if using cake tin).
6. Turn out on a cake rack, and peel off wax paper.
7. Turn right side up and while still warm, sift icing sugar over top.

PIDDLE APPLE CAKE (pictured above)

3/4 lb (340g) S-R flour
2 eggs
a good pinch of salt
1/2 lb (225g) margarine or butter
4 large good cooking apples
1/2 lb (225g) sugar (light brown or demerara)
a good pinch of mixed spice

Mix well all dry ingredients and margarine. Peel and grate apples on large grater and add to mixture. Beat eggs with a little milk and add to other ingredients. Beat to make a fairly loose mixture. Cook in oven at 400 deg. F, Gas Mark 6 (200 deg. C) until golden brown. Serve hot or cold with cream or custard.

Mrs N Baker, Piddletrenthide.

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