Perfect for autumn this Peach Melba Crumble Traybake is a great way of combining cake and a crumble in one easy bake. Served as a dessert or just with a cuppa, this is delicious and simple to make.
So it is week 2 of the Great British Bake Off and it is my favourite one because it is Cake Week. I am sharing my Peach Melba Crumble Traybake with you as my bake along recipe, but before I go into detail about it lets do some GBBO news.
Cake week was tonight and wasn’t there some delicious bakes made? The show’s baking categories were:
Signature – Traybake
Technical – la gateaux vert (never heard of this before!)
Show Stopper – Chocolate Collar Cake
I could have featured a chocolate show stopper cake as I still have my son’s birthday cake to blog about. However, due to the excess of fruit I have had to use up this last week, I decided to make a traybake instead and here it is.
I found some peaches in Tesco for just 10p a punnet. Sadly my boys will not eat them just as a snack. Therefore, along with some raspberries that I found that were a little squidgy, I opted to make a peach melba inspired cake. Mind you this is no ordinary cake, because it has a crumble topping. After all, autumn is a great time to make crumbles and seeing as though the weather last week had turned a bit autumnal , to combine that with a cake seemed like a brilliant idea.
It is very easy to make and it does taste really good.
Of course, this could be made using other fruit such as apples (with or without blackberries), pears or even rhubarb.
- 350g ripe peaches
- 25g raspberries
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 350g self-raising flour
- *FOR THE CRUMBLE TOPPING*
- 100g flour
- 50g caster sugar
- 100g butter
- 1 tbsp light brown sugar
- Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- Grease and line a rectangular baking tin 27 x 25cm
- Cream together the sugar and butter
- Add the eggs, the vanilla extract/essence and a spoonful of the flour and beat together for a couple of minutes
- Add the remaining flour and mix well
- Place half of the cake batter into the baking tray
- Lay the peach slices over the batter and scatter the raspberries in between some of them
- Top with the remaining batter and smooth over so all the fruit is covered
- *Make your crumble topping* by placing all the ingredients apart from the opats into a bowl and rub together to make large breadcrumbs
- Place the crumble over the top of the traybake and scatter the light brown sugar over the top
- put into the oven and cook for about 60-70 minutes until cooked all the way through
- Allow to cool inside the tin and then remove and cut into squares
- Serve warm or cold, alone or with custard or cream for a dessert or just with a cup of tea, if you are that way inclined!
The #GBBOBloggers2018 / #GBBOBakeoftheWeek Linky
This year I am teaming up with my fellow BAKE OF THE WEEK co host Helen to share the baking work load of the GBBO bake along. Therefore, welcome Helen and thank you in advance for your help 🙂 The linky will be shared on both of our blogs and we will chose our favourite bakes each week in the round up.
You are welcome to bake along with me and Helen and I am hoping to see some other long standing GBBOBloggers join in too. You can read the rules here which are not strict really, but they just explains our twitter accounts and all that jazz! All I ask is that you please add my badge, a link to mine and Helen’s blogs and share the GBBO love by sharing or commenting on some of the bakes that link up. Your posts will be pinned too.
Please link to both mine and Helen’s blogs and use these hashtags on twitter, IG, FB etc so we can share your pics / blog posts :
#GBBOBloggers2018 #GBBOBakeoftheWeek @JennyPaulin @CasaCostello
The linky will open either Tuesday after the new episode, or Wednesday morning, depending on how organised Helen and I have been! It closes the following Monday at 11.59pm.
Last week was Biscuit week and we had some fantastic bakes linked up :
With thanks to:
Corina and her 3D Ducks on a Pond
Mummy Barrow and her bourbon biscuits
Shell Louise and her Grantham Gingerbread
The Beesley Buzz and their Cornish Fairings
Louise’s Malted Milk Biscuits
Nikki’s Empire Biscuits
Janice’s Chocolate Orange Scottish Shortbread
Tracey’s homemade Hobnnobs
Helen’s Ginger and Lemon Oat Cookies
My own Funfetti Custard Creams
*Star Baker of the Week*
Helen and I both agreed that it had to go to Corina and her cute ducks . These appeared on GBBO’s Extra Slice ,well they were there in the background along with Corina, and I think that they were better than some of the featured biscuits on the show to be honest!!! So well done Corina x
*New Linky For Cake Week *
I really hope some of you will join in – there *might* even be some surprises along the way. I will confirm this next week .
ON YOUR MARKS……GET SET….BAKE!!!!!
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