Yesterday Great British Bake Off started and I want to bake along, a recipe each week. For this week I’ve made Madeira cake, their first challenge and I loved it. I’ve made a linky if you want to join in.
It was the first time I’ve baked it and it was delicious. I made the classic recipe as I wasn’t sure how it will taste like. I’m so pleased with how it turned out that I’m going to bake it with different twists.
Ingredients for 2 small loafs:
– 275g self-raising white flour
– 175g butter, softened
– 175g sugar
– 4 small eggs (or 3 large ones)
– rind from 1 unwaxed lemon
– icing sugar and lemon juice for the icing
Pre-heat the oven at 180C/160C fan. Oil the baking trays so the cake doesn’t stick. Mix all the ingredients with a mixer until they are all properly combined. Put the batter in the trays and bake them for 50 minutes.
Leave the cake in the tin for a few minutes, then take it out and leave it to cool on the rack.
Make the icing by mixing icing sugar with lemon juice and pour it over the cake.