It seems a long time since I last wrote a blog post. I have been baking, but nothing new - things are a little hectic at the moment, and I haven't had time to look for new recipes, or even bake anything more complicated than easy one-bowl recipes which cook quickly, such as these brownies.
Lighter Lemon Drizzle Cake, from Good Food is proving very versatile and open to adaptation.
This time I left out the lemon in the cake and omitted the the soaking syrup altogether, and added 50g each of chopped white marzipan, white chocolate and a red berry mix (cherries, cranberries, strawberries and blueberries), which was roughly chopped to avoid large pieces of fruit.
The result was a delicately flavoured cake, with the marzipan and the fruit being the highlight flavours, and the white chocolate giving a hint of vanilla. The ground almonds and polenta give a firm, moist texture.