To celebrate the launch of Miranda’s new book next week, we are delighted to share an exclusive recipe from Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can, which is published next week.
Here at Chalon, we’re enjoying the current series of The Great British Bake Off whilst looking forward to seeing the new book in full.
Containing over 100 delicious and quick cakes, tray bakes and cupcakes, it covers all occasions, from everyday moments that call for simply delicious bakes to those times you need something a little more special – and fast! Afternoon tea ideas, impressive pudding cakes and birthday, Christmas and Easter cakes are all covered here, as well as inventive and speedy weekday ideas, both sweet and savoury.
This is suitable for both beginner bakers and those who are more experienced. Miranda’s tried-and-tested recipes are so simple to follow and don’t require any specialist equipment.
Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can is the perfect recipe book for anyone who loves homemade cakes but doesn’t have much time to spend in the kitchen.
PLUM BREAD IN A HURRY
MAKES ONE 2LB LOAF
MAKING TIME – 5 minutes
BAKING TIME – 35 minutes
250 g prunes, roughly chopped
160 ml apple juice
1 large egg
225 g self-raising flour
150 g soft brown sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
pinch of salt
1 tbsp demerara sugar, for sprinkling
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) and line a 2-lb loaf tin with non-stick baking paper or use a loaf tin liner.
2 Put the chopped prunes (I chop each prune into roughly 3 slices) in a large bowl and pour over the apple juice. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute on high or in a small pan over a medium heat.
3 Remove the bowl from the microwave, add all the remaining ingredients, except the demerara sugar, and stir well to combine.
4 Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin, sprinkle over the Demerara sugar and bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin.
Chalon’s Summer Sale is coming to an end – but there’s still time to book a sale deal for a new kitchen, just like Miranda’s exclusive Chalon kitchen which is shown here. Call 0800 160 1978 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.