Midsummer Birthday


First fruits from my garden. Raspberries grow like weeds in my little garden. They pop up all over the place.

I used them to decorate C's birthday cake.

This recipe is from Nigel Slater's Appetite which he calls 'a simple cake to serve with summer fruit'. It has finely chopped dried apricots and ground almonds in it and is deliciously moist. I followed Nigel's suggestion of birthdayfying it with a little lemon glacĂ© icing and a candle. I've made all the cakes in this book and they are all excellent.

Comments

  1. I wish my weeds were raspberries!!

    Cake looks delicious :)

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  2. Just had to tell you I have received both cook books - Apples for Jam and Food for friends and family - first thing to bake is the mint bisc. oh yumm.
    Sandi
    PS I used to grow raspberrys too, so nice.

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  3. Hello - just found your blog so thought I'd pop by. I love Nigel Slater's recipes - he does everything so simply. Read your post re Elder cordial - I too made some this weekend and it took longer sorting out the bottles than making it! Noticed you put yours in plastic bags to go in the freezer - wish I had thought of that! Will try that next time.
    x

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  4. You have a better class of weeds than I do!
    No raspberrries in my garden but the loganberry is promisng a monster crop this year.

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  5. I'm a big fan of Nigel Slater and have a few of his books. Very tasty recipies to be had :0)

    My mum used to grow Raspberries and our labrador used to pick them off and eat them. Anybody would have thought that we never fed her!

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  6. Delicious! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to C. The cake looks and sounds yummy!

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  8. Lovely weeds you get down south, mostly nettles here. Have a fab birthday, the cake looks really yummy.

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  9. I love Nigel... never a bad recipe!

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  10. I think I like raspberries more than any other fruit

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  11. Nigel Slater is the go to man for a good cake recipe. Any hints on raspberry growing much appreciated!

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  12. Although I have raspberries popping up all over the garden they don't all produce fruit and a lot are lost amongst other plants. I have a patch that I've corraled with stakes and string which will produce a fair amount of fruit through the summer-probably a bowlful a day through July. I cut them down in the winter and up they shoot in the summer.

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  13. Anonymous8:07 pm BST

    That looks yummy!

    Abi

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