Recipes

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Afternoon Tea Fancies

By Emily Jones

Ingredients

  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 175 g Fairtrade demerara sugar
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Coating:

  • 25 g butter
  • 125 g Fairtrade dark chocolate
  • 5 tbsp icing sugar
  • 50 g Fairtrade milk chocolate
  • 50 g Fairtrade white chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (Fan 140 degrees or Gas Mark 3). In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric whisk. Gradually add the eggs until the mixture binds.
  2. ¬†Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder and fold in. The mixture should drop easily from a spoon. If it’s too stiff, add a little water.
  3. Spoon into a 23 cm square cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the tin and leave to cool before cutting into 25 pieces.
  4. For the icing, melt the butter and dark chocolate with 4 tbsp of water and mix in the icing sugar, Spread over each cake using a small palette knife. Leave to set for a few minutes, and then drizzle the melted milk chocolate using a teaspoon. Repeat with the white chocolate.

Lemon curd and Blueberry Loaf

Baked by Lin Beechey, Recipe Courtesy of BBC Good Food

Ingredients

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 100g greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon curd, plus extra for serving
  • 3 free range eggs, plus extra for serving
  • 1 Fairtrade lemon, zest and juice
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 175g Fairtrade golden caster sugar
  • 200g blueberries
  • 140g Fairtrade icing sugar

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160 Degrees C (140 Degrees Fan, Gas Mark 3).
  2. Grease a 2 lb loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
  3. Put the Greek Yoghurt, Lemon Curd, Butter, Eggs, Lemon Zest, Flour and Caster Sugar into a large mixing bowl. Quickly mix until the batter just comes together.
  4. Pour half the batter into the tin. Sprinkle 40 g Blueberries into the tin and pour the rest of the batter over the top. Scatter 40 g Blueberries on top.
  5. Bake for approx. 1 h and 10 min until golden.
  6. Cool in the tin.
  7. Once cool, lift onto a serving plate to ice. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in just enough lemon juice to make a thick, smooth icing. Spread over the top of the cake.
  8. Serve in slices with extra Lemon Curd, Greek Yoghurt and Blueberries as you like.