Friday, 5 May 2017

Baking: Blueberry Yoghurt Loaf with Kenwood


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Home baking is a lot of fun but there are always excuses not to roll up your sleeves and get baking - the washing up, the time and the fact that you really need more arm strength then I possess to whip up a decent cake mix. Not anymore! Kenwood got in touch with the chance to try out one of their stand mixers and baking is now an absolute dream - the mixer not only looks the part in a vintage-inspired kitchen but it effortlessly mixes up ingredients and it's can be put to work making cakes, breads and batters.  It's also quick and easy to clean it after use which means that it won't lurk in the back of the cupboard like some other gadgets (shout out to the juicer that took ten times as long to clean as it did to drink a green juice). I'm already pestering my baking queen friends for more recipe ideas...watch this space. 

kenwood stand mixer

Starting with a simple but not run-of-the-mill bake, Ruby Tandoh's blueberry yoghurt loaf cake is a different take on a classic loaf - using yoghurt results in a moist cake with a slight tangy flavour and the almond oil is another surprise element, elevating this far above a humble sponge but it's just as easy to make. 

kenwood stand mixer

The mixer makes light work of mixing the "wet" ingredients followed by the "dry" ingredients into a smooth batter - stop mixing once the ingredients are combined to prevent a tough batter forming. 

kenwood stand mixer

After just under an hour in the oven, the tell-take crack along the top of the cake means it's done. 

kenwood stand mixer

Resist the urge to tuck in right away, the cake needs to cool fully on a wire rack before it can be sliced thickly (be suspicious of anyone who slices cake thinly).

kenwood stand mixer

Serve with a few extra blueberries and a steaming mug of coffee.

What are your favourite bakes?
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3 comments

  1. The loaf looks amazing. I've only recently got into home baking (I have a cake in the over right now) so I'm keen to look into perfect kitchen accessories.

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  2. Mmm that looks delicious and the mixer is so pretty too!
    I made a raspberry and white chocolate loaf cake today - it has some ground almonds in the mix so it's lovely and moist. The Clandestine Cake Club recipe book has not failed me yet.

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  3. Yoghurt cake is so, SO good! It's definitely a favourite in France and the addition of blueberries is just perfect! Also, that mixer looks so cool!

    - Elodie x

    www.elle-yeah.com

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