Just how many different daffodils can we have, I am not going to try and put them all in but here is a small collection
I do apologise that I don't know the names of them all I am pretty sure they are part of a Jonquilla mixed selection that I had, to be honest I don't mind what they are called as they just make me smile as I walk past them.
On the quest still for healthy cakes this week I have adapted a gingerbread recipe which is a big favourite with the males in the house, when ever I ask what cake they want this is the one that is requested.So I was treading on dangerous ground thinking of changing it
175g(6oz) Plain flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1tsp cinnamon powder}
1tsp nutmeg}I usually used mixed spice but didn't have any so mixed these two
75 g( 3 oz)margarine
50g(2oz)light brown sugar
100g(4oz) black treacle
100ml (4fluid oz) low fat natural yoghurt
Oven 160C 325F gas 3
Grease and line a 1kg( 2,2lb) loaf tin
Now this cake is done by the melting method and if you want to put all your dry ingredients together and the do it the right way you can but I tend to do it the quick way
Put margarine,sugar,syrup and treacle in a pan , heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.Cool slightly I then put the pan on the scales and sieve in the flour,spices and raising agent.
Then add the yoghurt and eggs and gently combine everything with a metal spoon.Don't take too long as the bicarbonate soda will start to react
Pour into tin and cook in the oven for about 50 mins, again try to put another cake in at the same time, but you will need to prepare the other one first as you don't want this one reacting too long.
It is cooked when a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Normally this cake is better a couple of days later when it has matured and softened, my eldest had some warm as it had come out of the oven and I had some girl friends over and they really liked it. So this is for you Tess x