First week back and boy do we feel it.
I’ve overslept twice for starters. Tuesday, when my parents were flying back to Sweden and I was meant to wake them up (!) and then on again on Wednesday. (Luckily I got the kids to school in time!). I wrapped that up nicely with falling asleep at 8pm whilst putting the toddler back to sleep last night!!
We’re all tired though I think and it’s January. We’re allowed to be a bit out of sorts. It’s grey and slow and a bit eurgh right?
I’ve been doing a lot of “freezer cooking” this week – stews, tarts, pies – that sort of thing. But obviously missed my baking so decided to bring out the easiest (and tastiest) recipe there is.
I made a delicious Swedish Sockerkaka. It’s basically a Vanilla Sponge cake made in a pretty Bundt mould.
It’s one of the first things I ever made on my own. (yeah okay, bar chokladbollar, but they don’t require cooking so don’t really count!)
* A note about the Crumb mix though…
Like a said – it’s essentially a vanilla sponge cake. However; it’s all about the crumb. A lot of the taste and consistency lie in the crumb. If you have access to a Scandinavian shop I really recommend you get a Wasa Breadcrumb mix. It’s got a bit more ”umph” and flavour – it’s really worth it. (It’s a mixture of wheat and rye bread crumbs)
• 3 eggs
• 3 dl caster sugar
• 3 1/2 dl plain flour
• 2 tsk baking powder
• 1 1/2 dl milk
• 50 g softened butter
Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F, gas 4, fan 155°C).
⁃ Thoroughly grease a 2 litre or 24 cm sockerkaka mould and sprinkle with *Wasa breadcrumbs
⁃ Beat the eggs and sugars with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
⁃ Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and then carefully fold into the mixture.
⁃ Melt the butter and then add the milk. Bring to a boil and then add to the mixture, beating on the lowest setting until evenly mixed
⁃ Pour the mixture into the mould and then bake at the bottom of the oven for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden and the mixture begins to pull away from the mould.
Love, Jess ❤️