Monday, February 7, 2011

Currant slices with spiced apple syrup- Sweet punch february challenge


Time for Sweet punch challenge again.This month Divya challenged us to bake Currant Slices with Spiced Apple Syrup. A very delicious spicy slice indeed!!!!!

INGREDIENTS

Recipe source - 1 mix,50 cakes


Black Currants - 4 oz
Cinnamon stick - 1' piece
Apple juice - 3 fl oz
Plain white flour - 4 oz
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Unsalted butter,softened -4oz
Caster sugar - 4 oz
Eggs - 2,beaten
Vanilla extract - 1/3 tsp
Oil or butter for greasing

Method


Place the currants,cinnamon stick and apple juice in a saucepan and bring to the boil.Remove from heat and leave to stand for several hours or overnight.Drain the currants thoroughly,pressing the juices through a sieve,reserving the juices and cinnamon stick.Set both the sieved currants and juice aside.
Preheat oven to 180C/350F or gas mark 4.
Grease and line a 12/9' rectangular tray bake tin( i used a round tin:-(, time to buy a rectangular try)
Sift together flour and baking powder,reserve.
In a large bowl,cream together the butter and sugar till fluffy.
Mix in beaten eggs and vanilla extract and beat well.
Add the flour mix little at a time and beat well till you get a smooth batter.
Stir half of the reserved currants into the mixture and spoon into the prepared tin.Spread the remaining currants over the top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until risen,firm and golden brown.
Meanwhile,boil the reserved juice and cinnamon stick rapidly to reduce by about half,until slightly syrupy.Discard the cinnamon stick.
Cut the cake into slices and serve warm with the hot syrup spooned over.

VERDICT

Very soft , extremely delicious with a hint of spice.......yummmmmmm


Thank you Divya and sweet punch team for this wonderful challenge!!!!!!