Baking inspired by the weather

The weather is supposed to improve from Friday, but I can’t help being inspired by the current spell of wet weather.

Therefore, on next week’s menu you will find

Damp lemon & almond cake (£ 13.50, serves 6-8 )

This cake is quite plain and dense, but not less delicious because of it if you like that kind of thing (which I happen to do).

It is quite a rich cake which would be equally at home as a pudding perhaps with a few raspberries served on the side in which cake it would feed 8 + very comfortably.

Almonds provide a good source of protein and also contain several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, several of the B group of vitamins, copper, zinc, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. All contained in one small nut! They are also a useful source of calcium for people who do not include dairy foods in their diet.

Nutrition per portion

Energy

(kcal)

Protein

(g)

Fat

(g)

Of which saturates

(g)

Carbo-

hydrate (g)

Of which  sugars (g)

Fibre

(g)

Sodium

(mg)

Salt

(g)

562

 

11

43

17

37

31

2

223

0.55

 

Zesty carrot & sultana cupcakes (£ 1.65 each)

Delightfully fragrant little things these, made with lots of orange zest and ground mixed spice. Perfect with a cup of strong, black tea and robust enough to take on a picnic should the weather suddenly turn fine.

Carrots are one of the richest sources of the anti-oxident beta carotene, which helps to protects the body from free radicals which can cause damage in our bodies. Although carrots were known to the Greeks and Romans, they were not widely used in Europe until the middle ages.

Nutrition per portion

Energy

(kcal)

Protein

(g)

Fat

(g)

Of which saturates

(g)

Carbo-

hydrate (g)

Of which  sugars (g)

Fibre

(g)

Sodium

(mg)

Salt

(g)

361

 

6

21

2

41

28

3

133

0.3

 

Thank you to those of you who are already making Savvy cakes an integral part of your weekends!

Your business is much appreciated and Savvy Cook hopes that our cakes are making your day more delicious.

Monique

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2 responses to “Baking inspired by the weather

  1. hello there, SavvyCook. You are making delicious cakes week after week…thank you for all your work and creativity.

    With the season of summer holidays coming on, we hope you will be getting a decent break yourself, perhaps somewhere warm and south European. If so, it will be lovely if you bring back inspiration and ingredients with you for future recipes!.

    Or how about running a SavvyCook cooking school course, for wouldbe cooks, on location on a Greek Island or by the sea in Portugal!.

    Thank you for all your excellent ideas.

    • Hi Sarah, good to hear that you are enjoying Savvy Cook’s seasonally inspired cakes. Next week we will continue to make the most of plentiful rhubarb. We are currently tinkering with a rhubarb muffin … judging by the number of willing guinea pigs we are on the right track with this one. Watch this space! Did you enjoy reading the “rhubarb facts”. I was particularly fascinated to learn about this harvesting by candlelight of forced rhubarb. How poetic is that? Monique

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