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Recipe of the month: Parsnip and ginger cake
Follow the recipe below or you can download it as a PDF. More recipes are available at the bottom of this page.
Courtesy of Andrew Mussett, Area Roving Chef in Suffolk
- 250g butter, softened
- 250g soft brown sugar
- 4 medium eggs and top this up to 250g with a little milk, beaten
- 250g self-raising flour
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 250g parsnips, peeled and grated
- Preheat the oven to 170⁰C and grease and line an 8 inch round cake tin.
- Beat the butter together with the sugar until soft and creamy.
- Add the eggs and milk, flour and ginger beating to combine, only for a minute.
- Fold in the grated parsnips.
- Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes.
- When cooked allow the cake to cool in the tin.
- Remove from the tin and slather over your topping of choice. Serve the cake with some whipped double cream and a spoonful of ginger curd. Alternatively, a spoonful of ginger curd could be added to a cream cheese frosting made with 75g cream cheese beaten together with 175g icing sugar.