Blueberry & Granola Loaf Cake

Blueberry & Granola Loaf Cake

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Along with bananas, I often have other fruit that needs using up as it starts to over ripen and rather than waste it by throwing them in the bin, I make cakes of course 🙂 Sometimes when I buy blueberries for Jenson he starts off enjoying them, but then suddenly announces he doesnt like them anymore – grrrrrrr! Therefore, I am often left thinking up recipes that involve those small blue berries.

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Berry, Elderflower & Granola Traybake

Berry, Elderflower & Granola Traybake

I was recently sent some Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola to try in a baking recipe. I decided to make a tray bake as this is an easy kind of bake and always goes down well and tray bakes are so versatile too – as anything pretty much goes. Based on a recipe for Mixed Berry Traybake with Rosehip Syrup by GBBO winner Ed Kimber, I had a go at making my own version using strawberries, blackberries and elderflower cordial (yes, again!  I do like it in cakes in place of vanilla extract) and of course the crunchy oat granola.

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Berry & Granola Traybake
 
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Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 275g self raising flour
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp elderflower cordial
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g of mixed fruit of your choice
  • 100g granola cereal (i removed the raisins)
  • 1 tsp elderflower cordial
  • 100ml yogurt - either vanilla or a fruity one
Instructions
  1. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan oven)
  2. line a rectangular baking tin with grease proof paper
  3. cream the butter and sugar together
  4. beat in the eggs and your choice of either elderflower or vanilla
  5. then fold in the flour
  6. pour into your baking tin and smooth down
  7. scatter the fruit and the Jordans crunchy granola over the top
  8. place in the oven and cook for aprox 40 mins until cooked right through

 

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This was really delicious and a very moist cake – due in part to the yogurt but also the fruit. The granola adds a lovely texture to the softness of the fruit and sponge too. This went down very well with the Mum’s at my toddler playgroup, and one even asked me for the recipe!

I was sent some of Jordans cereal for the purpose of a baking review, as the brand is revealing its very first garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Designed by the award winning garden designer, Selina Botham, The Jordans Wildlife Garden has been created to portrary the long term commitment to the British countryside from Jordans. The recipe is my own, but was inspired by the one that Ed Kimber has created for Jordans.

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