It combined raspberry, nectarines and green tea powder. Dense, delicious and decadent.
I made this for my ex boss and his wife and to be honest i was a little nervous, as i have never cooked for him, except at his restaurant. But this is very different as it is so personal and not his recipe. Strangely enough the two desserts i made were two that i had never tried before. Not very clever, but i always do this to myself.
Anyway, this cake was accompanied by an early grey bruleé which i have to say was so thick and creamy we went into a dessert coma for about 15 minutes. I got a thumbs up which is what counts. YAY!!!!
100g caster sugar
1 t vanilla extract
150g self raising flour
1/4 t Baking powder
2 T Buttermilk or Yoghurt
2 T green tea powder
1 handful of raspberries
- Line small loaf pan and set aside
- Beat your butter and sugar till you get a nice thick pale cream texture, and then slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- Add the Vanilla extract
- Add the green tea and combine.
- Add the yoghurt or buttermilk and then the flour.
- Do not over beat as this will result in a tough and chewy cake.
- Mix well scraping down the sides and pour into your prepared tin.
- Throw some raspberries into the cake but not too many.
- Then slice the nectarines and place them along the top of the cake.
- Add some raspberries around the nectarines and place in the oven at 180 for about 50 -60 minutes.
Let the cake cool down for five minutes and then release from the pan.
Serve with fresh berries on the side.
This cake is a big hit. I have made it several times since that dinner 2 weeks ago. You will love it. And it almost seems healthy. Raspberries, green tea, Yoghurt and nectarines. Sounds like a fruit salad to me!!!!