Delicious Weekend Treat

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Looking for a tasty treat – why don’t you try baking Jans strawberry sponge cake! Perfect for afternoon tea! 

 

Easy Peasy Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 200g Strawberries
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • Juice ½ Lemon
  • 20ml Water

Method

  • Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or when set on a chilled saucer.
  • Transfer to sterilised jars.
  • Store for up to 6 months.

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Strawberry Teacake

Ingredients

  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 80ml milk

Filling

  • Strawberry jam
  • Strawberries
  • Cream

Method

  • Preheat over to 180 degrees.
  • Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin & line the base with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter, vanilla extract, sugar & egg in a bowl, with electric mixer until light & fluffy.
  • Stir in sifted flour. Add the milk & combine.
  • Spread mixture into the tin.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Stand cake in the tin for 5 minutes before turning, top side up into a wire rack.

Jan makes the cake in one baking tin and cut it once it cooled. You could split the mixture and use two sandwich tins to make a Strawberry jam and cream sponge. On the bottom layer include a row of strawberries, then a layer of cream. Finish the top with icing sugar. Delicious!