In the lead up to our celebration of the good ol’ British cuppa for brain tumour support we’ve been sharing some original recipes each day to spice up your TEAFEST parties. Perhaps you could even bake a couple of batches to sell and get a few quid in brainstrust’s pot.
TEAFEST is fundraising that is easy peasy teabag-squeezy and fun. And, most importantly, it will help us build a support service for the 60,000 people in the UK living with a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis. So, sign up and get baking today.
Clementine Drizzle Cake
Zesty and fresh, this cake will bring a spot of summer to your TEAFEST party.
200g butter, room temperature
200g self raising flour
A few splashes of milk
80g icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 180c/fan160/4. Grease and flour a loaf tin.
Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by one whilst beating then throw in the salt. Fold in the flour until you get a thick, smooth batter, then loosen with the milk until the mixture falls from the wood. Finally, add the zest of 3 clementines. Keep these though for the syrup.
Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake towards the bottom of the oven for 50 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Whilst the cake is still baking make the syrup from the juice of all for clementines and the zest from the remaining one which didn’t go into the cake. Slowly add the icing sugar to the juice and whisk with a fork to break up any clumps. You should have a sweet, orangey syrup, slightly thickened but not at all gloopy or like icing.
Once the cake is baked, remove from the oven and poke holes all over with a skewer. Pour over the syrup, allowing the cake to drink it before adding more. Leave to cool in the tin before turning about and enjoying this citrusy delight.
If cake and tea is your thing, and you want to make a real difference to the lives of those living with a brain tumour in the UK, then you can still register for TEAFEST.
Simply fill out the form below and us know what your doing by sending an email to email@example.com