And yet the beginning of another week
Since this war started I haven't eaten out - simply because of the general blues I and everyone around me are in. However, I found cooking to be a very effective resort. So this weekend's success was a very simple, yet delicious marble cake. I read the recipe in the paper and decided to improvise a little.
A RECIPE FOR A VERY SIMPLE MARBLE CAKE
1 tea spoon vanilla extract
Juice and peal from one lemon
300g all purpose flour
1 tea spoon baking powder
For the marbles mix together
2 spoons good quality cocoa
1 spoon instant coffee powder (something strong)
1/4 cup water
2 cups brandy
mix butter and sugar until receiving a smooth and puffy mixture
add eggs one by one
add lemon juice, lemon peal and Vanilla
Now the mixture should be smooth and puffy, you add the flour mixed with the baking powder slowly.
After the mixture is ready (or while the mixer does its thing)
prepare grease and flour 2 "English Cake" pans
Pour the mixture to the pans (equally)
Put the brown mixture on top of the white in each baking pan and with a fork mix a little to as to give it the marbling effect.
Bake in a previously heat oven (180C) for 30-40 min.
After the cakes cools down I normally freeze one if I don't give it away.
In any case its a real easy to make cake, and you can do as many variations as you like on it, and its wonderful for 5 O'clock tea/ coffee....