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Courgette and Pine Nut Cake



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Courgette and Pine Nut Cake

  • 150 g butter, diced, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 lemon, juice and thin peelings of skin
  • 300 g courgettes, cut in pieces (4cm)
  • 170 g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 220 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 220 g sultanas
  • 70 g pine nuts

Recipe's preparation

    Courgette and Pine Nut Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease sides of a deep springform tin (Ø 28cm) with butterand line base with baking paper.
  2. Place lemon peelings in mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and grate again 10 sec/speed 9.
  3. Add courgettes and chop 3 sec/speed 4. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl and cream 20 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula, then creamagain 20 sec/speed 4.
  5. Add eggs and mix 20 sec/speed 4 until incorporated; the mixture will look curdled.
  6. Add flour and baking powder then mix 20 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  7. Add reserved coutgette-lemon peel mixture, sultanas 50g pine nuts and lemon juice, then stir in with spatula.
  8. Insert spatula through hole in mixing bowl lid and mix 15 sec//speed 3. Transfer to prepared tin, spread evenly and scatter remaining 20 g pine nutes over the top. Bake 40 minutes (180°C) until golden on top and a skewer inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the tin before removing to serve.

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The courgettes for this recipe need to be sweet so this is best made in the early summer when courgettes are at their smallest. Otherwise choose small baby courgettes.

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