I’m very excited to feature a guest blogger today, with a really delicious recipe! My Mum’s friend Martha (age 7 – nearly 8 🙂 ) loves to bake, and she sent me this recipe to try out. I have heard that she is a big fan of Hello! Hooray! and loved seeing my feature in Craftseller magazine (click here if you missed that) so I know that she’ll be very happy to see her recipe here too. 

 

Martha very kindly wrote out the recipe for me – thanks to Mum for passing it on!

 

Martha's apple and cherry traybake

 

Ingredients

 

175g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

150g butter

150g caster sugar

2 large eggs

150g plain natural yoghurt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 apple (peeled, cored and chopped)

50g oats

250g cherries (washed and stones removed – you could use frozen but fresh are better)

 

Method

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (160 fan) gas mark 4. Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl and set aside.

 

2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in 2 tbsp of the flour mixture and then add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat well.

 

3. Gradually add in the flour mix and the yoghurt until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chopped apple, oats and cherries and then pour into a lined tin – I used my brownie pan which was the perfect size. Level the mixture with a palette knife.

 

4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, cover and then bake for a further 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin.

 

Enjoy! 🙂 It is delicious on its own or with custard!