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Fig Cake     Veg   CD  CBF   65mins

 

Makes 1 x 25cm/10 inch cake    Cold Vegetarian  Fruit  Alcohol  Cakes Baked Fayre  Teatime

 

Ingredients:

100g/4oz Dried Figs, roughly chopped

480ml/16fl.oz. Milk

75g/3oz Butter, cut into small pieces

425g/15oz Self Raising Flour

100g/4oz Sugar

120ml/4fl.oz. Dark Rum

2 Egg Whites, stiffly beaten

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4 and grease and line a shallow 25cm/10inch square cake tin with greaseproof paper.

 

2. Heat the milk in a pan to almost boiling point then remove from the heat and add the butter. Once the butter melts, gradually stir in the flour then add the sugar, rum and figs.

 

3. Fold in the egg whites then pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

 

 

 

 

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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe

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Wire Rack

 

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