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Recipe of the week - Afternoon Fruit And Cheese Cake
Baking was an important part of every household kitchen, to provide a range of bread and sweet cakes for afternoon tea served in every dwelling. The natural combination of cheese and fruit come together in this cake, giving a ighter texture to the fruit and an appealing astringency from the mild cheese.

Ingredients
Ingredients serve 8-10 portions
250g/8oz flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch salt
250g/8oz Welsh butter
250g/8oz dark brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 dessertspoon mixed spice
Grated zest of a lemon
100g/4oz dried apricots, chopped
75g/3oz sultanas
50g/2oz chopped hazelnuts
2 apples, peeled quartered, cored and grated
125g/5oz "Caerphilly" cheese
1 tablespoon
Method
Oven temperature- gas 4, 175c, 350f Grease a 23-25cm (9-10inch)-cake tin and line the base with baking parchment. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl, mix into the butter mix a little at a time. Add the mixed spice, apricots, nuts, apple, sultanas and cheese, and fold in. Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth out the surface and sprinkle with the Demerara.Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 45-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly, then ease out of the cake tin and cool on a wire wrack. Note: This cake is also delicious served warm with custard.
Serving

Submitted By:Nick Davies
Cambrian Training Company
Address:Penycamlais Richway Brecon Powys LD3 7EH
Phone:01874 611002
Website:http://www.cambriantraining.com
Email:brecon@cambriantraining.com

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