Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Hope you all had a fantastic Halloween, and that there aren't too many sugar hangovers out there!!! I have to admit to an addiction to sugary, fizzy children's sweeties - so you can imagine that I just love this time of year :-)
You can imagine with this addiction of mine (!) that I was delighted when Swizzels Matlow contacted me about a new range of sweets they are introducing to the market - the highlight being (for me anyway) some Scooby Doo (like Love Heart sherbet ) sweets - yahoo!! The kids (Brownieville Boy #4 and the Princess) were beside themselves when a box filled with these fizzy sweets, Scooby Doo jellys and some fizzy chewy bars as well as a really cute Scooby Doo toy arrived in the post. They were so anxious to dive in that they took the photos for the blog themselves!!
I managed to save the packet of jellys and used them to decorate this year's Halloween Treat - we live in the country so unfortunately don't have any trick or treaters - but this lime traybake went down well with all the family, some of whom nabbed the jellys from other people's slices when they weren't looking!!! The sponge was lovely and light but with that gorgeous lime tang combined with the buttery softness - and then the sweet/sour topping made the perfect combination.
The recipe is from Mary Berry and you can find it over at Baking Mad a site full of cake recipes that I'm really enjoying at the moment. The only change I made was to add 1/2 tsp of lime essence to the batter. I used a 8"x8" brownie tin but actually think a bigger tin would be better, for a flatter sponge and therefore a higher sponge to glaze ratio - I just love a lime glaze, almost reminds me of sherbets (yummm!).