Posted: 18/01/2016 at 17:28
Fidget do it for Xmas gatherings, especially if you don't like Xmas pud.
Frank - don't tell 'em till you serve it then you can have a wee taste and not upset the diabetes bit if you eat low GI stuff for the rest of the day.
Hogweed - This is a good one.
Sticky Citrus and Ginger Cake
200g dates , stoned
200g butter , cut in pieces
300g dark muscovado sugar
50g fresh or frozen root ginger , grated
1 lemon or orange , grated zest
200g self-raising flour
1 Bramley apple (about 250g/9oz) peeled and chopped into pea-sized pieces
Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Prepare a 20cm round cake tin (about 8cm deep) with baking parchment.
Put dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water.
Heat the butter in a small pan until melted, and stir in the sugar. Allow to cool slightly then beat in the eggs, ginger and lemon zest.
Drain the dates and chop them finely. Scrape them into the pan too, and mix well.
Stir in the flour, then apple. Spoon into the cake tin, put the tin on a baking sheet (this stops the base browning too much) then bake for about 1¼ hrs, until well risen. A skewer stuck into the cake should come out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Leave it to cool in the tin.