Measurements are by volume. 1 cup = 8oz volume (not weight), approximately 1 coffee mug full. Sorry I am too old for metric measurements.
8oz butter (weight and volume the same)
2/3 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
5 cups oats
1 cup nuts and seeds
(actually I use 3 cups oats, 2 1/2 cups cheap meusli and 1/2 cup nuts chopped)
Warm 1st 3 ingredients, stir in the rest. Pat into big roasting pan (about 3/4″ deep).
Bake in slow oven (330oF), till golden and firm in middle (25-35 minutes?). Cool 10 minutes, cut in pan. Leave in pan till nearly cold
Heat oven hot (400F) and put heavy pan (cast iron is best) with 2 tbsp oil in oven to heat up
11oz (volume) cornmeal or polenta, medium grade
3oz (volume) plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda sifted together and added to cornmeal
16 oz buttermilk or yogurt
Mix wet ingedients and add to dry when pan is sizzling hot. Barely mix, pour into pan and return to oven for 20-30 minutes till golden tinged with brown. Eat immediately
Orange Soaked Date and Walnut Cake
1 cup butter, creamed wtih
1 ½ cups sugar
Add 3 eggs, beaten
Add 1.5 tsp bicarbonate soda mixed with 1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp orange juice
Grated rind of one orange
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts
3 cups flour
Butter and flour tube pan (Angel Food Cake pan). Or maybe try 2 or 3 loaf pans?
Bake 1 hour or more till toothpick comes out clean
Remove from pan while still hot. Prick lightly
Mix and pour over :
1 ¼ cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
Grated peel of 1 orange
Seems like too much but will soak up.
Leave 2-3 days before eating
Lumberjack Cake from Australia
Cream 1/2 lb butter & 2 cups Raw Sugar.
Add 2 eggs.
Fold in 500gms dates. (or less?)
Combine 2 grated green apples
2 teaspoons bi-carb soda
2 cups boiling water
Add to bowl with
2 cups plain flour &
1 cup self raising flour.
Bake in a moderate oven for 1 hr.
1/4 lb butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons golden syrup
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
Cover cake and bake in oven for 15mins more
(can make with any juicy fruit, peaches, blackberries etc)
1/4tsp baking powder
2 cups (160z volume) plain flour
Pat into roasting pan (quite crumbly)
Put single layer of fruit (halved plums or peaches or nectarines usually, apples not juicy enough, have not tried berries)
Sprinkle with 3/4 cup brown sugar (+ cinnamon if you want)
Bake 20 minuts till bubbling
1 ½ cup sour cream
1 egg (really calls for 2 yolks which is better but wasteful)
2 tbsp brown suGAR
Pour over nearly cooked base
Bake about 20 min till set