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Simnel Cake (12 portions)

Simnel Cake

  • Marzipan 500g
  • Unsalted butter 225g
  • sugar 225g
  • eggs 4
  • Soft flour 225g
  • Ground cinnamon 2tsp
  • Orange zest 2
  • Lemon zest 2
  • sultana 225g
  • currants 110g
  • Glace cherries 110g
  • Apricot jam 100g

1. Pre-heat oven to 150oc. Line mould ready to bake.
2. Cream together the sugar & butter, add the egg, flour, cinnamon, both zests, until smooth. Add the fruits until evenly combined.
3. Spoon half of the mixture into the base of the ring, roll out 1/3 of the marzipan and cut to just smaller than the ring, place on top of the first mix the add the rest of the mix and smooth over. Bake for approximately 1-2 hours depending on how deep the ring is.
4. Allow to cool then brush top with apricot, roll out another 1/3 of the marzipan and cut to just smaller than the ring, place on top of the jam.
5. Roll out the remaining 1/3 of the marzipan into 11 evenly sized balls then evenly arrange them around the top of the cake, with a little water to stick them.
6. Blow torch the marzipan balls to glaze lightly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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