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Honey and Walnut Cake

September 5, 2012

Good Mood

When you are in a bad mood your negative energy sends out unwelcoming vibes to those around you.  My solution… eat cake.  A good warm cake can fill you with a positive glow and the smells of the baking goodness provides a general pleasant atmosphere.  Baking may not make that loan disappear but at least you wont be worrying in hunger.  This delicious honey and walnut cake is a perfect welcome for the colder seasons.

This recipe was taken from ‘Asda Magazine’ (Publicis Blueprint Ltd, April 2012).

Ingredients:

100g walnuts, 175g butter, 100g clear runny honey, 100g castor sugar, 3 medium eggs, 225g self – raising flour.

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
2. On a baking tray lined with baking paper put the walnuts on and toast in the oven for 5 minutes.
3. Set the walnuts aside and melt the butter in a pan slowly.
4. While the butter is melting put the walnuts into a bowl and bash with the end of a rolling pin so they are roughly chopped.  (You can save some for decoration).
5. Add the sugar and honey into the melted butter, still on a low heat stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
6. When the sugar has dissolved bring the mixture to a boil then take off the heat and leave it until it becomes luke warm.
7. In a large bowl add the eggs.
8. When the butter, honey and sugar is warm add it to the eggs and mix with a fork.
9. Once combined gently stir in the walnuts.
10. Sieve in the flour and stir until everything has combined well.
11. Pour into a prepared baking tin.
12. Bake for 40 minutes.
13. The cake is done when it is slightly firm to the touch and a utensil is clean once having been inserted through the cake.

Saffy’s Top Tip

Always cool hot mixtures down before mixing them with eggs (unless recipes state otherwise), or the eggs will cook.  I do not think your mood will brighten with a scrambled egg cake.

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