Thursday, 3 April 2008

Sticky Marmalade Tealoaf

Of an evening I sometimes love nothing but sitting on the sofa with a glass of red wine and reading through my cookbooks and discovering recipes to make at a later date. Last night I came across this gem of a recipe which I had book marked ages ago and decided to make this today. I knew instantly from reading the list of ingredients and viewing the photo this would be divine and I was 100% right! This tealoaf is wonderfully moist and full of flavour, the marmalade and pecans really complement each other!



Sticky Marmalade Tealoaf

Ingredients

140g/5oz marmalade (about one third of a 454g jar)

175g/60z butter, softened

175g/6oz light muscovado sugar

3 eggs, beaten

225g/8oz self-raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp mixed spice

100g packet pecan halves

Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas 4/fan oven 160oC. Butter a 1kg/2lb loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the marmalade in a small pan. In a bowl, blend the remaining marmalade, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and spices for 1-2 minutes until smooth and light. Stir in about three quarters of the pecans.

Tip into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Sprinkle with the reserved pecans. Bake for about 1-1 1/4 hours until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil after 40 minutes. Once cooked, carefully remove from the tin, and cool slightly on a wire rack.

Gently heat the reserved marmalade, stirring until it's smooth, and spread the glaze over the top of the warm loaf. Serve in slices.

21 comments:

Pixie said...

Looks lovely, Maria. I'm so hungry atm, waiting for Bu to make risotto- wish I had a slice of that cake to pick on prior to the risotto!

MrsB said...

Your cake looks great, i too love sitting on the sofa flicking through my cookbooks, pure bliss!

Maria said...

Hi Pixie

Thanks sweetie. Your risotto sounds so nice and how nice that Bu cooks(my hubby also cooks).

Mrs B, thanks and infact this recipe is from the book you also have, 101 Cakes and Bakes by Good Food ;o)

Maria
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Margaret said...

Your marmalade cake looks wonderful.
Thank you for visiting my foodblog and leaving a comment.
I love baking and have spent a good while admiring yours.
If you ever come across any really good baking books please pop over and let me know about them.
I will put you on as a link asap.

Rosie said...

Ooooh Maria this looks so lovely and you can't beat a good sticky tealoaf! You can't beat sitting down and flicking through cookbooks I agree :)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Hi Margaret

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I also admire your beautiful blog and I will be visiting a lot ;o)

Btw your easter cake entry inspired me to get over to amazon and order the Cakes Galore book, lol.

Maria
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Maria said...

Hi Rosie

Thanks. I have a date on Saturday and Sunday evening with my new cookbooks, as hubby is away on business this weekend ;o)

Maria
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ruthEbabes said...

That's just three very tasty words combined to create a very tasty treat!

Sticky. Marmalade. Tealoaf!

Incredible, I can just imagine it. Yummmm

Maria said...

Hi Ruth

My hubby isn't keen on Pecans but he was raving about it after having a "few" slices last night, so I'm taking that as a big compliment and wondering if this tealoaf could be the answer in converting pecan haters out there, lol.

Thanks for dropping by!

Maria
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ruthEbabes said...

I'll have to try that on my hubby too then!!!

Good work!

Rosie said...

Enjoy those books sweetie and I can't wait to hear all the reviews of them :D Hey just let me know if you want a little company this weekend!!

Hugs Rosie x

Maria said...

Hey Rosie

The books arrived yesterday (as you know) and my Cakes Galore arrived this morning!! Hubby left early this morning and won't be seeing him till Monday now ;o( Jake has his friend staying over, so at least the house won't be quiet! I have a date with my books and I might just take you up on that offer of some company, thanks sweetie.

Maria
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Cooking and the City said...

Oohh Maria that looks delicious, I'd love a slice ;-)

Maria said...

Dell my hubby is away this weekend on business and took what was left of the tealoaf with him, lol.

Thanks for dropping by.

Maria
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violets said...

That is a lovely tealoaf, and well done for being tastespotted too.


Vi xx

Maria said...

Vi, WOW I am on Tastespotting :o)

Thanks for letting me know and the lovely comment.

Maria
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Elle said...

Oh, that looks fabulous! I love marmalade and I have just the one that I could use in this. Lovely!

Maria said...

Hi Elle

Thanks for the lovely comment. Please let me know what you think when you make this ;o)

Maria
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie, I'm baking this tonight, but have a question... Should this cake be covered by foil after 40 minutes in the oven, it seems a little ambiguous the way it is written.

Maria said...

When I've baked this cake I've not needed to cover it with foil but if your that worried then I'd advise checking the cake 15 to 10 mins before end of baking time. The recipe is written how it came in the book!

Ant said...

I believe we have the same recipe book. I baked this cake twice and sent them to Holland and Germany. It got wonderful reviews :-).
Today I baked Bitter Orange and Poppy seed Cake (from Good Food 101 Teatime Treats) for my ex colleagues as Christmas gift.
I want to make Irish people believe that food goodies are better for Christmas presents than trinkets from local chemist :-D.