Having made the Christmas cake yesterday, I was all set to make some mincemeat.
I started by blitzing an orange and a lemon in the food processor, and then pulled opened the baking cupboard to get at all the other ingredients (they’re all kept in a pull out cupboard). And there, on the top shelf, was a huge jar of mincemeat from last year. And we don’t eat much …
So, what to do with a pair of marmalised citrus fruit? Make a cake!
100g butter or marge
120g granulated sugar
140g desiccated coconut
100g plain flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
100ml natural yoghurt
Whizz the citrus fruit first – cut it into chunks, then hurl it in, peel, pith and all.
Then add the other ingredients and whizz some more.
Decant into a 2lb loaf tin (either well greased, or use a liner), bake for about 45 minutes at 180C. I suggest you use the fan setting, rather than the grill – it works better :)Tags: baking, cake, coconut, lemon, orange