Now today I did more cooking with A. I know what you're thinking, all I do is cook with friends and you know what, I won't argue with you, haha. It's true! But we all need to eat...so yeah. Well we decided to make a cinnamon tea cake for afternoon tea. The recipe is from a classic Women's Weekly cooking book my mother has, which I'm sure was passed down from my Grandmother!
Recipe: Cinnamon Teacake
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1/3 cup milk
15g butter, melted, extra
1 tablespoon castor sugar, extra
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Grease a deep 20cm round cake pan or deep 20cm sandwich pan, cover base with greaseproof or baking paper. (I just greased pan with some butter)
2. Place butter and essence in small bowl, beat on medium speed with electric mixer until light and creamy; butter should be as white as possible. Gradually beat in sugar, beat until soft and creamy. Add egg, beat until light and fluffy.
3. Stir in half the sifted flour and half the milk, stir gently with a wooden spoon until combined. Add remaining sifted flour and milk, stir gently until combined, then beat until smooth, using wooden spoon. Spread mixture into prepared pan, bake in moderate oven for about 25 minutes or until cake is slightly shrunken from side of pan. Stand cake 2 minutes before turning cake onto wire rack.
4. Brush cake with extra melted butter, sprinkle evenly with combined extra sugar and cinnamon.
Classic cake! Light, fluffy, cinnamon-y. Perfect for afternoon tea :) The cake doesn't rise all that much though, so I think the recipe could easily be doubled.
Also! I'm going to Melbourne for most of next week which is very exciting and I was wondering if any of you who live in Melbourne have some great places to visit? Vintage shops/cafes/galleries/other places you love? Please tell me! I shall write them all down :) Thanks!