Baking and stuff

Last minute Christmas Cake

I’ve always been a fan of Jack Monroe – the person and the cook. When I saw this recipe, I couldn’t wait to try it. It’s a last minute Christmas cake which has only *four* ingredients – mincemeat, eggs, flour and sparkling ginger ale/beer.

I made a couple of adjustments, however – to match the contents of my cupboard, to compliment the mincemeat I had and to take on board the suggestions they make at the end of their recipe.

As the mincemeat already contained rum, I used sparkling water and added half a teaspoon each of ground ginger and ground cinamon. I also added in the finely grated rind of one lemon and the juice of half that lemon. It’s a very wet mix so I was worried it might not turn out. But it did and it was lovely. My kitchen smelt all Christmasy when it was baking. Divine!

Here’s the link, if you feel like trying it out:







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