After the excitement and sheer relief I felt a few weekends ago when my first even bundt dropped out the tin I knew I was on to something special and I couldn’t wait to make more. I saw this adorable mini bundt tray in M&S on my lunch break and couldn’t resist.
I went back home last weekend to see the newest member of my family ( my brother and his girlfriend just had a gorgeous baby boy) and I wanted to bake something that everyone could enjoy. Not such an easy task when everyone in my family likes different things; my dad won’t eat anything that doesn’t have chocolate in in; my brother loves lemon drizzle and mum and Tim love coconut so I thought I would make a selection to keep everyone happy.
8oz unsalted butter
8oz caster sugar
8oz self raising flour
Pinch of salt
Splash of milk
I made a standard Victoria sponge mix ( same method as my lemon drizzle just don’t add any lemon) and then divided into four. It’s totally up to you what flavours you make, your family may not be a fussy as mine, but I made a selection that everyone could enjoy.
As with my lemon drizzle bundt its very important to grease the tray. I softened some butter and used kitchen towel to wipe each bundt mould thoroughly. I then dusted each with flour. Bake in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes at 170 degrees C.
Coconut and white chocolate – add desiccated coconut to the batter and then drizzled with melted white chocolate
Lemon drizzle – add lemon zest to the batter and then drizzle with lemon drizzle icing
Chocolate chip – add cocoa powder, white chocolate and plain chocolate chunks to the batter and drizzle with ganache
Marble – Using the plain batter and the chocolate chip batter, alternate teaspoons of batter to the tray and then use a skewer to mix together to cause a marble effect. Drizzle with ganache.
Its safe to say these went down well and everyone managed to find something they liked. I think this tray would work AMAZINGLY for individual sticky toffee puddings for a dinner party or little carrot cakes for an afternoon tea, the possibilities are endless and I cant wait to keep discovering them.
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