Today I had some friends coming over to go blackberry picking and I knew we would want something yummy afterwards, so this morning I made a lovely Mincemeat and Marzipan tea loaf, which I got from Tulip’s blog. It was absolutely delicious; crumbly cake, squidgy squares of marzipan and crunchy almonds on top. Even one of my friends who doesn’t normally like marzipan really enjoyed this loaf.
Normally when baking I get scared about over cooking things so I put them in for 10mins less then the suggested cooking time. This normally results in me putting the timer on for 2 minutes, then another 3 minutes and jumping up and down to check so many times that by the end whatever I am trying to make will have been in for the correct time after all! Today I just went for it and put the cake in for the suggested hour, covered the top with foil after 45minutes, and on the hour it was perfect!
It came out the oven at about 11am and at about 5pm it was still slightly warm inside! I shall be taking the rest of the loaf to Suffolk with me. Go over to Tulip’s blog, Tulips Kitchen now for the recipe (you won’t be disappointed!) and also the chance to read a great blog! I will see you in a week.
P.S. You may have also noticed I have joined Baking from Scratch (click on the photo <<<>
P.P.S. The blackberry picking was great, we picked loads and now they are all ready to be made into jam, pies, stewed with apple, crumble - endless good things!