Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pomegranate T pot sponges with pomegranate jewels..!

This is a simple sponge cake mix with pomegranate flavouring for a little difference decorated with
little pomegranate, fresh flowers and rosemary.

225g unsalted butter softened, plus a little extra for greasing
225g self raising flour
caster sugar
2 organic eggs lightly beaten
1tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

2 round 7inch/20cm tins - greased and base lined with grease proof
Oven 180c/350f

Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Mix in then pomegranate essence. Gradually mix in the eggs. Fold in the flour, baking powder and salt with a large metal
spoon until just incorporated. Don't over mix or the end result will be heavy.

Divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 22-25 mins until nicely coloured but not brown.
Test with a skewer making sure it comes out clean and the top is nice and springy to the touch.
Leave to cool before you turn out the cakes on to wire rack.

Once cool use a teapot cutter - which you will naturally have !  dust with icing sugar and flowers.

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