Monday, 5 April 2010
Flavour of the month: Introducing Lady Marmalade
April's flavour of the month! Hey sister, go sister, eat sister, cupcake sister!
Now all those chocolate mini eggs are out of the way, it's time to have some fun! This month's flavour is a sponge recipe sent to me by mum, with a kitschy twist of course!
Lady Marmalade is a delicious sponge (a basic vanilla recipe minus vanilla), flavoured with orange marmalade, which makes it extra moist too. I've opted for shredless marmalade in the final recipe as the 'shreds' are quite long and unruly. My tip would be to make sure the mixture hasn't got too wet with the addition of the marmalade - add a bit more flour if necessary. The topping is a standard butter-cream with a healthy dollop (or two) of fine-shred orange marmalade (let the shreds fall where they will in the topping!).
A bit zingy, but still quite sweet and perfect with a nice cup of earl grey tea.
Perhaps next month we'll have the Mocha Chocolata ya ya (whatever that means).