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Friday, 9 August 2013

Fairy Cakes || Recipe

Hello Lovelies,

I love baking and one of my earliest memories is making fairy cakes with my mother.  They are such an easy thing to bake especially with children and are also super scrummy.  This recipe I am told was my great grandmothers which is kinda special, so treat it kindly pretty please.


4oz SR flour
3oz margarine
3oz caster sugar
1 egg
milk or water to mix

Fan oven - 160 C for 15-20 mins

First thing to do is cream the marg and sugar. 
You then need to add your egg and beat  it again with a hand mixer or food processor, I doubled my mixture hence the two eggs.

You will then be left with a lovely smooth mixture, ready to fold in your flour to complete your fairy cakes.

Once you have half filled your fairy cake cases pop them in the oven set your timer then twiddle your thumbs until they are ready.
When your timer beeps at you give them a check, if you can put a skewer into one and withdraw it clean it is ready.
Once they are out of the oven put them on a cooling rack and get cracking with you icing, you can either go wild or be terribly boring like me!  These were whipped up very quickly for last Sundays family tea so that is my excuse for just popping on a smidgen of water icing but i'm sure all of yours will be much prettier. 

A little variation to this recipe is to add well anything but at the moment we are going through an apple phase, so to jazz it up a little grab yourself four apples, then either bake them or steam them until they soften then pop them in a blender with a bit of water and blitz until you have a nice smooth puree. 

The definitely aren't the prettiest cakes in the world and aren't going to win you any prizes in the village fete but they taste scrummy and are very moist (gosh I hate that word!)

They are the perfect naughty treat on a nice sunny day with a big glass of milk.


Has anyone else got any old favourites?

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