For this week’s Novice Baker post I tried a recipe from Asda’s October magazine. I’ve not tried any of their recipes before but they always look very tempting.
This was quite similar to the Blackberry Buttermilk Sponge I made from the Great British Bake Off Everday book. The loaf has a very moist light texture and was a great success with none of it coming home from work 🙂
What you’ll need:
125g blackberries, fresh or frozen
250g caster sugar
150ml natural yogurt
6tbsp sunflower oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla esscence
250g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
Flaked almonds to decorate
What you do:
Preheat the oven to 180°c.
Puree the blackberries with 50g of the caster sugar and set aside. Try not to do as I did and underestimated my twenty year old processor’s power; my blackberries ended up everywhere and all over my top! Fortunately I had extra!
Put the yogurt, oil, eggs, vanilla and remaining sugar in a bowl. Whisk together.
Then gently fold into the mixture until just combined.
Pour half the mixture into the tin, and add spoonfuls of your blackberry puree. Create swirls with a skewer; I used a cocktail stick. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
The recipe didn’t say how many spoonfuls but top tip; use small spoonfuls and dot them around in smaller spots.
As an alternative flavour you could swap out the blackberries for raspberries and the vanilla to lemon.
If you’d like to recommend a recipe for my Novice Baker posts do let me know in the comments.