Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Ginger and honey cake in a cattle market!!

Skipton beckoned last week and it was an interesting experience!!!
The Mart Theatre is in the Cattle auction mart. Cows were still being sold on the Thursday afternoon as we were due to open in the evening.The space was warm but a little smelly!!!
I made a Ginger and Honey sponge to cheer us all up.

250 g butter
250g caster sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
250g self raising flour
2 tsps ground ginger
1 tblsp runny honey
3 balls crystallised stem ginger in syrup (chopped very small)

Cream butter and sugar
add eggs,honey,ground ginger.
Sieve in flour and baking powder
Add chopped ginger
Split and place in 2 bottom lined sponge tins
Into 190oc oven for 20 mins

Filling

125g butter
150g icing sugar
2tsps runny honey

Mix together and layer sponges with buttercream and ginger preserve (if possible)

Spread top with icing and decorate with chopped ginger and flaked almonds

Really gingery and gooey - didn't mind the smell after a big slice.

On Saturday there was nowhere to eat between shows so Matt and Mr Roy did a fish and chip run and Phil made a spectacular cheesecake.What a healthy supper we all had!!!! Here's Phil with his creation and Mr Roy with his chips!!