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Sumptuous sugar-free summer fruit cake with lavender

Chrisby Chris, 7 yr, 1 m ago in Recipes
Comments | Tags: summer season, desserts, Local, cake, sugar-free

Bea Marshall - web-designer extraordinaire - has been cutting a dash in her kitchen too and thought you might like to try her summer fruit cake recipe.Bean Marshall

She writes:

"i made enough for two cakes.

i made it up as i went along so i hope i remembered everything!...

Ingredients

  • 1/2 block butter
  • half jar runny honey
  • 2 or 3 glugs date syrup
  • 8 eggs
  • 6 grated apples
  • 3 or 4 chopped nectarines
  • 3 or 4 glugs olive oil
  • punnet blackcurrants
  • 3 or 4 handfuls oats
  • half and half SR flour and bran
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • flowers from 3 or 4 lavender spears
  • handful of raisins
  • handful of linseeds
  • 2tsp bicarb of soda

Instructions

  1. 1/2 block butter - melt in a pan and transfer to large mixing bowl.
  2. whisk in:
    half jar runny honey
    2 or 3 glugs date syrup
  3. then whisk in:
    8 eggs (one at a time)
  4. then mix in:
    6 grated apples
    3 or 4 chopped nectarines
    3 or 4 glugs olive oil
    punnet blackcurrants
  5. then mix in:
    3 or 4 handfuls oats
    half and half SR flour and bran (until you have firm but not stiff cake mixture)
  6. in a pan warm up:
    1/2 pint milk
    flowers from 3 or 4 lavender spearsLavender
    handful of raisins
    handful of linseeds
  7. when near boiling turn off heat and add 2tsp bicarb of soda
  8. pour this mixture into cake mixture
    pour into greased and lined tins.
  9. bake at 150c for an hour or so - until the skewer comes out clean.

my loaf cake took 1 hr and my big round cake took 1 hr 30 i think.

it's lush!"

 

Thanks Bea!  And don't forget the ingredients are all available from Beanies - we even have French Lavender plants for sale at the moment!

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