Using Up Figs & Apricots: Cake!

Finally in the effort to use up figs and apricots… it’s cake! It’s based on a Greek cake from Vefa’s Kitchen.

The cake doesn’t use butter, and uses whipped egg whites to create structure, which was a nice change! So I start by getting mise en place.

CameraZOOM-20130914115756758Then I make the egg white meringue thing. Whip to soft peaks, add the sugar to stiff peaks. Then the yolks get mixed in, then flour/cinnamon/baking powder folded in.

CameraZOOM-20130914120854203Then the chopped figs and apricots get folded in.

CameraZOOM-20130914120957874This then goes into a greased loaf tin. Oh and due to excess marzipan from the fig rolls… I shove a layer of that in the middle!

CameraZOOM-20130914121411161After an hour in a low oven, 130f, it looks great!

CameraZOOM-20130914132012691Then it sank :(

CameraZOOM-20130914140510390After a couple of hours it felt cold, so I turned it out.

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Yeah… turns out it was still warm inside! Oh well… I’m not stopping now, I’m having a piece!

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The end pieces are nicely done… but it’s a bit soggy in the middle. I think it probably could have done with an extra 10 minutes in the oven, plus a proper few hours to totally cool. However, it tastes lovely, a bit like xmas cake according to Soph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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