Thanks very much to Helen for giving me the chance to host #Bakeoftheweek! There is always an array of amazing bakes and baking inspiration to be found on Bake of the Week. Helen is currently away on her holidays so I am pleased to be hosting the latest linkup, which will run for two weeks, until 10th August.
My bake for this week is a redcurrant yoghurt loaf cake made with a homemade redcurrant compote. The redcurrants are very local, my mum grew them in her garden! Me and my children adore soft summer fruits like redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries, as well, of course, as strawberries, raspberries and cherries, so they do feature quite often in cakes and bakes round here.
This redcurrant yoghurt loaf cake is quite quick to make even if you make the redcurrant compote from scratch. I found that cooking the redcurrants first reduces the tartness you can get sometimes with them. My family loves the flavour and moist texture of a yoghurt cake as well. Win win really!
A seasonal summery bake using summer fruit
- 90 g unsalted butter
- 120 g granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste I used Little Pod
- 150 g self-raising flour
- 90 g Greek yoghurt
- 60 g redcurrant compote*
Cream the butter together with the sugar until soft.
Add the eggs and mix well.
Add the vanilla bean paste and flour and fold in.
Add the yoghurt and mix well.
Drop in the redcurrant compote and mix gently so it stays a little marbled.
Pour the cake mixture into a 2 lb loaf tin, I prepared mine with cake release spray as I had run out of baking paper.
Bake at 180 degrees for approx. 30 minutes or until golden brown and the middle is cooked through (check using a cake tester or skewer).
Allow to cool slightly then remove gently from the loaf tin and leave to cool fully on a rack.
* I made my own redcurrant compote with 215 g of redcurrants, 125 ml of water and 65 g granulated sugar. Bring to the boil in a pan then reduce the heat and simmer until it begins to thicken and jellify (about 20 mins). Cool down and use in the recipe below. You'll also have some left over to serve with Greek yoghurt and oats for a lovely breakfast!
Roundup from last week’s Bakeoftheweek
Some fabulous bakes were linked up to #Bakeoftheweek last time. Summer fruits feature in a lot of the bakes entered, clearly we all love this time of year when there are so many soft fruits in the shops.
Summer fruit bakes
- Rhubarb and ginger crumble loaf cake from Mummy Mishaps looks so moreish
- I really fancy some of this nectarine and marzipan galette from Domestic Gothess
- Strawberry chantilly cake from The Dream Baker has me yearning for Wimbledon again!
- Mixed berry buttermilk muffins from Nic’s Bakes use loganberries which I am desperate to find and try
- Alida’s roasted peaches with amaretti crumble from My Little Italian Kitchen sound so good for a quick summer pud
- Rhubarb and raspberry mason jar pies from Petite Raisin look so tempting
- Red pesto and mozzarella pinwheels from Jen’s Food are so easy to whip up
- Herbs, Spices and Tradition’s savoury lentil baked cake sounds intriguing and must be one to try out as it is so unusual
- Snap Happy Bakes’ cauliflower and kale macaroni cheese – excellent and healthy comfort food!
Chocolate bakes and large cakes
- Gooey smores chocolate marshmallow bars from Kerry Cooks are outrageously good, with gorgeous pics
- Peanut butter stuffed brownies from Winnie’s blog Something Sweet look so rich and delicious
- Hannah from Domestic Gothess’s very vanilla layer cake is so pretty and majestic
- Tracy from Its not easy being greedy’s drunken Welsh dragon birthday cake for her boyfriend was a true labour of love and I bet he loved it
- Easy chocolate dessert in a glass also from Winnie’s blog – perfect for a summer’s day
- Croissant pudding from Truly Madly Kids, the perfect comforting pudding
- Apple crumble and custard cupcakes from Only Crumbs Remain are worthy of the Home bakers Salute they were awarded
- My kids would love these carrot cupcake ice cream cones from ET Speaks from Home
- My favourite flavours are in this lovely coconut and lime curd condensed milk loaf cake from I’d Much Rather Bake Than
- Almond coconut squares from A Free From Life look like a great use for overripe bananas
- Keeper of the Kitchen’s beach buckets, spades and cake pops – so fun with kids
- I really fancy some ginger biscuits from Vicki The Freefrom Fairy with a cup of tea
- Extra fruity breakfast muffins from I’d Much Rather Bake Than are full of fruit and no added sugar – so healthy!
- Homemade granola from The Dream Baker is perfect for breakfast or as a treat with ice cream!
- Bread perfection in muesli bread from Domestic Gothess
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