Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, and to everyone who comments on any post for that matter. Except spammers, spammers are bumholes, as my charming daughter would say.
I am greatly encouraged to hear that so many people are making fasting part of their lives. If you follow the link I gave you will see that it isn't just about weight loss- the long-term health benefits are many.
I will try to include a post or two with fast day menus ideas at some point. Meanwhile I have cake.
Yesterday was St Valentine's Day which as we know is all about love. Well I love cake. So I made one.
Cinnamon roll cake was a Pinterest find from the Lil Luna blog. We love sticky cinnamon rolls (there's a recipe here, and this pull-apart version here) but they require a bit of forward planning. This cakey version though, can be yours in about 40 minutes.
It's an American recipe so the ingredients are measured in cups. As I measured out my cups I plopped the ingredients into my scales so that I could give you a European version. It makes for rather strange measurements.
Cinnamon Roll Cake
You need a greased tray-bake tin 9" x 13"
In a bowl put
500g (1lb 2oz) plain flour
½ teaspoon salt
210g (7½oz) caster sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
340ml (12 fl oz) milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix well, then add gradually, mixing as you go
112g (4oz) melted butter
Pour the batter into the tin.
Next make the cinnamon filling.
Mix together well
227g (8oz) soft butter
190g (7oz) dark soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
I had half a packet (about 50g)of pecans lurking in my cupboard which I chopped and added to the filling.
Dollop spoonfuls of the filling on top of the cake batter. Then use a knife to swirl it through the cake.
Bake the cake at 180°c (160°c fan oven) for 40mins
While the cake is still warm pour over a glaze made by combining
180g (6½oz) icing sugar
2½ tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
This is half the amount given in the original recipe. I felt it was enough.
I cut my cake into 16 pieces and served it warm as a dessert. It was pronounced 'super yummy'.
Having made this cake a few times now I have found that it needs longer baking than the original recipe specifies. I have therefore altered the baking time to 40 mins rather than 30 mins, but it may need even longer in your oven.
Edit II - 6.12.13
For a less sweet and sticky version of this cake see this post.