As you might have noticed the blog came to a standstill. This is only temporary and was a result of some technical issues (i.e. laptop failure). Having said that another break is ahead of us as Christmas and New Year approach. Hopefully 2012 will start with loads of new recipes from me :)
In the meantime enjoy this recipe, which is perhaps more suitable for Easter than Christmas but that didn’t stop me from making it as it’s so delicious and simple at the same time. The recipe comes from a Polish cookbook (Kuchnia Polska) and it’s original name is Babka marmurkowa, which we can somewhat translate as marble cake.
I’m certainly not a lot of a baker but occassionally I have to prepare something sweet. Not that I don’t like sweets, on the contrary. Though I prefer indulging in the eating process rather than making. This one took me a while to make and it was a trial and error path. One good tip: if the recipe calls for free-range eggs, use free-range eggs. Other than that you have to follow the standard guidelines for making such cake, i.e. don’t over mix it and don’t open that oven until the cake is done. Also make sure you take all the necessary ingredients out from the fridge beforehand and let them reach room temperature. Once the cake is done it needs to cool gradually. This is a recipe from Mary Berry. Though I totally decided to treat myself by adding mascarpone cream into my sandwich. If you like exaggeratingly sweet version go for it, if not – just the jam filling will do great.