Full of the winter cold that’s going around, my granddaughter has been off school for a couple of days, which led to an unexpected mid week sleepover at Nanny’s house and the obligatory “Can we do some baking Nanny?”…
As it happened, I had all the ingredients in for the recipe on the back of the flour bag Raspberry and White Chocolate Tray Bake ….
and it worked brilliantly, although I did have a bit of a disaster getting it out of the baking tray – being impatient on this occasion was not a virtue as I should definitely have let it cool for a bit longer!
My granddaughter took control – I’m sure she’ll be on The Great British Bake Off very soon.. I was delegated to the Chef’s Assistant..
This tray bake works great as a cake (yes I admit it… Diabetes low carb diet didn’t quite work out today… I couldn’t resist the temptation of tasting a very tiny piece!!!) but it would also work amazingly as a ‘comfort pud’ with fresh double cream or Madagascan vanilla custard. In fact, it’s a good job I didn’t have any cream or custard in the fridge or the ‘diet damage’ would have been even worse!
- Pre heat the oven – Gas Mark 4 or as above for electric.. Also grease the baking tray and put to one side…
2) & 3) Cream together the sugar and butter and gradually add the beaten egg..
“Can we taste it yet Nanny?”
4) Mix in the flour and then stir in the frozen raspberries and chocolate pieces
“Go on then.. just a little piece of chocolate” – it is pretty irresistible… “no not for Nanny – I can’t have chocolate” – Type 2 Diabetes!… ughhhh this is purgatory I think I’ve turned into a masochist!
5) Spoon the mixture into the greased baking tin.. OMG – it smells like Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream… and according to my granddaughter, it tastes like it too….
Then allow to cool for longer than I did before trying to get it out of the baking tin!
A few cracks but it feels lovely and warm…
“How long till I can have some Nanny?” Hence… impatience to get it out onto the cooling rack!
I wonder what happened to the corner of that cake? Maybe a little mouse came in while we were waiting for it to cool….