FRIDAY IN THE KITCHEN
HOMEMADE JAFFA CAKES
This morning in The Kitchen,the boys made Homemade Jaffa Cakes
Based on the famous cakes, these chocolaty spongy wonders are made with marmalade and a bit of patience.
The recipe below is an adaptation to what Brad and Sam created
IF YOU FANCY HAVING A GO YOURSELF HERE'S THE RECIPE
READY IN: 40 Minutes
- 1 free-range egg
- 50 g white caster sugar
- 65 g self-raising flour
- butter , for greasing
- 250 g marmalade
- 100 g quality dark chocolate (70%)
- 2 tsp vegetable oil , (optional)
- ½ an orange
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
Whisk the egg and sugar with an electric hand whisk until thick and creamy. Sift in the flour and stir in.
Grease a 12-hole jam tart tin and put 1 tablespoon of mixture in each hole.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden brown, then remove to a wire rack to cool.
Once cool, cut the cakes in half horizontally, so you have 2 thin cakes.
Gently heat the marmalade in a saucepan for a few minutes, until it has thickened but is still spreadable. Sift to remove any peel, if you want a smooth centre. Allow to cool, then spoon a dollop of marmalade onto the centre of each cake.
Chop the chocolate and melt with the oil (if using) and 1 tablespoon of water in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water. Grate in the orange zest, stirring well. Cool until the chocolate starts to thicken, and spoon over the marmalade-topped cakes. Leave to set.