This recipe came about because a little while ago I bought a tin of strawberries. At the time I had a recipe for them but for one reason or another I didn’t end up doing that recipe so they’ve sat on my pantry for a number of months and I’d been struggling to know what to do with them.
I like following the Feed Your Family for £20 a week page on facebook and thought I’d browse their website for some inspiration when I came across this recipe. After looking at the ingredients and method I made a few amendments and came up with the following recipe, it went down a treat last night and there’s plenty left for pudding tonight!
- 1 tin of strawberries drained – you could use 2 tins depending on how strawberryie you want it (you could use a punnet of fresh or even frozen if you prefer depending on the time of year and what you have in the house)
- 60g ground almonds
- 1 egg
- 125ml milk
- 1tsp almond extract (you could use essence)
- 60g melted butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 250g self raising flour
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- Grease and line a 9inch square baking tin
- Slice the strawberries in half.
- Mix the melted butter and caster sugar together in a mixing bowl.
- Add the egg and mix some more.
- Add the almond extract and milk and keep mixing – the mixture will be quite thin at this stage but don’t worry about that!
- Add in the ground almonds and self raising flour and mix together. You should have quite a thick batter now.
- Pour the batter in to the baking tin and place the strawberries on top in any pattern you like.
- Bake in the oven for 35 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
- You could substitute 50ml of milk for 50ml of the liquid that the tinned strawberries came in for added strawberry flavour.
- You could serve with custard (or strawberry custard), or just as a slice of cake.
- You could substitute the milk for almond milk or oat milk for a slightly different flavour (and if you substitute the melted butter for melted dairy free spread this would make the cake suitable for anyone with a dairy intolerance).