Saturday, 20 April 2013

♺ recycle

each weekend I save my Sunday newspaper for
my friend Cheryll 
her children have guinea pigs and the
broader sheet papers are great for the hutch
I'm told!
in return she gives me her food magazines

we love looking at the recipes 
and tear out any that catch our eye
before passing on the magazines again!
how's that for moneys worth?

this cake looks and IS delicious
an unusual method, one we've not tried before
and we only had half the amount of blueberries
but it was still good
{the original recipe was in bbc good food mag}
orange & blueberry polenta loaf

you will need ....
100g polenta
140g unsalted butter, softened
140g caster sugar
200g self raising flour
half a teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
200g blueberries
the zest and 2 tbsps of the juice from an orange
preheat the oven to 160c/gas 3
line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper
put the polenta, sugar, butter, flour, baking powder
and orange zest into a food processor
and pulse until it looks like breadcrumbs
mix the egg and orange juice together
then add to the food processor
pulse until the dough comes together into a ball
place half the mixture in the loaf tin 
and cover with half the blueberries
cover the berries with the remaining dough
and scatter on the rest of the blueberries
bake for 1 hour to 1hour 10 minutes
until golden 
leave to cool in the tin for a while
before transferring onto a cooling rack
delicious for any time of day!