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Blackberry Swirl Cake October 20, 2015

Blackberry Swirl Cake

This is a lovely autumnal cake, the natural yoghurt gives it a delicate, fluffy texture.

 

Ingredients

 

125g fresh blackberries (or frozen, thawed)

250g caster sugar

150ml Greek style natural yoghurt (full fat)

6 Tbsp oil (I used olive oil)

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

250g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

Flaked, toasted almonds to decorate

 

Method

 

Preheat oven to 180C/gas 4 and line a 24cm loaf tin with baking parchment.

Puree the blackberries in a processor with 50g of the sugar. Set aside.

Put the yoghurt, oil, eggs, vanilla and remaining sugar in a bowl and whisk together.

Sieve the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a seperate bowl. Gently fold into the yoghurt mixture until just combined.

Pour half the mixture into the prepared tin and add spoonfuls of puree. Creat swirls with a skewer. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and puree.

Bake for 55 minutes – 1 hour until a skewer comes out clean. Top with the toasted almonds and cool on a wire rack.

 

 

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Peach Melba Semifreddo July 7, 2015

Peach Melba Semifreddo 1

This is a frozen mousse dessert known as semifreddo (Italian for ‘half cold’)

 

Ingredients

 

411g tinned peaches in fruit juice

3 lrg egg yolks, plus 2 egg whites

90g caster sugar

150g fresh raspberries

2 tsp lemon juice

75g full fat Greek yoghurt

 

Method

 

Line a loaf tin with clingfilm.

Drain the peaches and reserve 2 Tbsp of the juice.

Puree the peaches & 2 Tbsp of juice.

Put 2 of the egg yolks in a bowl with 25g of the sugar, then whisk over a pan of hot water until pale and creamy.

Remove the bowl from the pan of hot water, then stir the peach puree into the egg yolk mixture.

Whisk 1 of the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in 25g of sugar.

Fold into the peach and egg mixture, then transfer to the prepared tin and freeze.

For the rasberry layer, blend the berries with the lemon juice, then push through a sieve to get a smooth puree with no pips.

Whisk the remaining egg yolk with 20g sugar over hot water as before.

Add the raspberry puree to the egg yolk mixture, then stir in the yoghurt.

Whisk the remaining egg white and sugar, as before.

Fold into the berry mixture.

Pour over the frozen peach layer.

Return to the freezer for at least 4 hours.

To serve, thaw for 10 minutes then turn out of the tin and slice.

 

 
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