Friday, 28 June 2013

Peach Melba tray bake - Recipe corner

For a birthday treat my Mum made these for me, they are a heavenly mix of sweet peaches, tart raspberries and a soft texture of almonds in the sponge. I have to admit I do love tray bakes, they are easy to prepare and even easier to cut up for transporting.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do here
You will need:
  • 250g pack unsalted butter
  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 just-ripe peaches, stoned, halved, then each half cut into 3
  • 100g raspberries
  • handful flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, to finish
    Line a traybake tin or small roasting tin, about 20 x 30cm. Heat oven to 180C. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan, cool for 5 mins, add the sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, almonds and ¼ tsp salt
    Tip the mix into the tin, then lay the peach slices evenly on top – that way each square of cake will have a bite of fruit. Scatter the raspberries and almonds over, then bake for 1 hr-1 hour 10 minutes, covering with foil after 40 minutes. Test with a skewer: the middle should have just a tiny hint of squidginess, which will firm up once the cake cools. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then lift out onto a cooling rack. Once cold, dredge with icing sugar, then cut into squares.

    1 comment:

    1. That sounds so tasty! We'll definitely try that this weekend as we are having a pottering about weekend for a change and all looking forward to home based fun...


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