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Friday, 14 January 2011

Baking Friday - Fairy Cakes






Today was Scarlett's first crack at baking. After initial reluctance to don an apron, she soon got into it! We made up a mixing song to help us along. Obviously it was very tiring work, as Scarlett went for a nap while the cakes were in the oven. Mummy iced them as lunch was much more interesting!

Eating and cooking are a huge part of our family life. Growing up with a French mum, 3 hour lunches at the weekend and on holiday were the norm! So far Scarlett has a good interest in all kinds of food, and (at the moment) will try anything. We will be baking every Friday and will share our recipes with you.

Enjoy!

Fairy Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

125g butter
125g sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
vanilla extract
125g self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk

Method:
- Beat butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy
- Add beaten egg a little at a time
- Sift in half flour and fold into mixture
- Add milk, vanilla extract and rest of flour and fold until well combined(we also added a drop of natural food colouring, though this didn't show up much when cooked!)
- Bake for 12 minutes in oven, gas mark 4/180

Icing:

We made icing using recipe on back of icing sugar packet! Though you could also make butter cream icing, which is very yummy.

For a bit of variety I like coloured icing, just add a couple of drops of natural food colouring. We used chocolate and strawberry curls to decorate, bought from the supermarket.

Very easy and fun to make!