…If only it felt a little more like strawberry season. The past few weeks in Manchester have been scattered with rain and blue sky has been visible little and not-so-often.
There’s nothing like the taste of strawberries and the smell of buttery baking to get you back in the summary mood though.
I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen (a phenomenal cooking blog), it looked so quick-yet-effective that I had to give it a go. I added a bit of polenta to the mix and halved the recipe – I have to show restraint at the weighing stage, as once I have freshly baked cakes sitting around all will-power goes out the window!
Although I’m not at all disappointed with the finished product, if I was to make the recipe again I’d probably add the zest and juice of a lemon to the batter and be more generous with the sprinkling of sugar to make it a little more interesting.
43 g Unsalted butter (room temp)
47 g Plain flour
38 g Polenta
.75 tps Baking powder
.25 tps Salt
100 g Granulated sugar , PLUS a little extra for sprinkling
1 medium egg
59 ml milk
.5 tps Vanilla extract
200 g Strawberries