When Himself and I first started living together, we had very little and earned even less. So when he came home with two baking dishes for me he'd found in a sale - one a deep pie type and the second a small glazed flan dish - they were immediately put to use.
For a long time they both did sterling work, sadly the pie dish eventually paid the price and developed first a crack in the glaze then the pot itself and was reluctantly relegated to the bin. I still have some *mumble*mumble* years later - the flan dish!
Stamped on it's base is F16 - just perfect for today's number - 16.
Over the last couple of days I have had an unseemly urge for fruit cake but hsve been remarkably uninspired recipewise. That was, until last night, when I was flipping through a magazine that I am particularly fond of - 60 North. One of the articles contained recipes and, as I was absentmindedly reading through them, I came across - 'Hufsie cake'.
The recipe instructs you to boil all the ingredients together until the sugar, butter and fruit make a thick syrupy sauce then to add the dry ingredients and egg, mix gently then bake. I quickly ran my eye over the ingredients and realised I already had them all. It was a bit late in the day to start then (I'd already gone to bed!) so I planned that as soon as I got home tomorrow, I'd get baking.
And I did.
And it is rather yummy.
And Himself is rather pleased.
And there is now less that half left....... (and Himself has just walked out of the kitchen clutching a cake filled plate and a smile.... how does he remain so slim??!!)
What baking have you done recently? Please share, I always need new ideas for the three munch monsters I live with!!
Hufsie recipe is HERE I hope you give it a try :)