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Raspberries. Baked not blown.

I’ve had a bit of a foodie weekend. On Saturday I went to the St Fagans Food Festival at the National History Museum. I met up with Amy from Grainy’s Garden and her other half Stephen for lunch and a walk around the stalls. It was a fab afternoon but I forgot to take any pictures! In my defence it was boiling hot! I only came away with one purchase, some smoked paprika panchetta. Haven’t decided what I’ll use it in just yet. Possibly a quiche or in a pasta sauce. I love smoked paprika!

Sunday, I made one of my regular trips to Riverside Market. It’s a great little market and it’s the best place to buy cut flowers. So much nicer than the super markets. I particularly like the Pencoed Growers stall and while my flowers were being wrapped I saw that they had some raspberries. I rarely seem to find raspberries in the supermarkets, they seem to concentrate more on fruits like strawberries and blueberries, so I picked up a punnet.

I originally planned to make a crumble but when I googled for Nigel Slater recipes I came a cross a couple of mentions of his Victoria and Raspberry Tray Bake.  It’s a very moist cake requiring almost a full pack of butter and four large eggs.  So moist in fact that it broke in half when I attempted to extract it from the silicone “tin”.

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It’s very good but also very rich. I’m going to take one half into work tomorrow and will freeze some of the remainder. I think it would work very well with ice cream.

Last week I mentioned that I was working on a secret knitting project. This is part of it.

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I still have more work to do on it, it now looks very different, but it won’t be too long until it’s ready for its recipient :)

2 Comments

  1. Magpie Mimi says:

    Sounds like you had a good time if you were too busy to take pictures! I love raspberries too! hope the cake was good!

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