Thursday, May 19, 2016

TCS - May's Marmalade gingerbread

The Cake Slice Bakers are baking from
 our current cakebook 
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's Cakes
May Cake options: 
1. Big Daddy's Cake P71
2. Dione's Chocolate Roll P75
3. Aunt Leah's Raspberry Bars P245
4. Marmalade Gingerbread P317
Making the Marmalade Gingerbread was quite
interesting, and so easy to put together!
Always use room temperature ingredients (unless specified)
creamed the butter to loosen it, add the honey,
then the marmalade, half the dry ingredients,
add the two eggs, one by one,
followed by the rest of the dry ingredients.
Lastly stir in the rum infused grated lemon rind.
As usual, I choose to make mini-cakes instead of one big one.
Divide the mixture into buttered and floured pans,
into a pre-heated oven.  Since I made mini-cakes,
these took me only 30mins!
It baked very well and has a light and tight cake crumb,
came out of the pans without any hitch too.
I used a local Malaysian honey, the vendor asked me - did I want
the Kampong (village) or the Hutan (jungle) honey
Kampong meant honey made from Durian flowers etc
Hutan meant honey made from wild flowering plants!
Love those bees!
I would say the taste of this cake will largely depends
on the honey you use.  On the hindsight, I should have reduced
the amount for the honey - as is - a wee wee bit too sweet for my taste.

even then, I served this with ice cream and toasted hazelnuts!
with my fruits and Turkish coffee for breakfast this morning!
 For those of you interested in joining the Cake Slice,

 a group of dedicated bakers, please contact Laura,

our group administrator, with enquiries."


Carlee said...

What a delicious looking breakfast! I love your mini versions.

Elle said...

Such cool choices for honey...yes, love the bees! Pretty cakes, lovely presentation and what a decadent breakfast!!

Gina said...

That does sound delicious... and what lovely honey choices

Jolena TheRubyKitchen said...

This looks delicious! It would be fun to experiment with different types of honey. What a wonderful breakfast!

Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas said...

Looks lovely with the ice cream on the side.

OvenDelights said...

These cakes baked up so light and airy! What a sweet treat to pair up with a cup of tea!

Kathleen said...

I love that you made mini cakes and shared them with your friends. Fun!

Hazel said...

Emily!! i just love your little mini versions of cakes.. they always look perfect for sharing! And that you had local honey to choose from! We don't have that in our markets so lucky you! Hazel x

Phillip Oliver said...

I love the idea of mini cakes. They are so fun and easier to share. I did not know you were in Malaysia!