Foggy Mornings

Well it was certainly a quiet Scooby walk this morning across the fields with the fog lying low, no Red Arrows flying overhead or tractors ploughing away.

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I was certainly ready for my morning porridge as it was so cold. The adding of cinnamon, flax seed and homemade apple jam was a must! My breakfast gave me the inspiration to make some homemade cakes with apple, cinnamon and ginger for a bit of winter warmth!

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I love the combination of cinnamon and ginger and I often have it in my herbal teas.

So into the glorious Kitchenaid go the ingredients for my cakes,  a quick and simple recipe that can be mixed up in a matter of minutes.

200g butter/margarine

200g brown sugar

2 eggs

200g self raising flour

2 apples peeled and chopped

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

I creamed the butter and sugar first, then added the beaten eggs and flour. Once mixed I added the cinnamon, ginger and apples.

The mixture was then ready to go in the cake cases, and my new cases which I received for Christmas were just the thing, they are so pretty. I cooked them for about 18 minutes at 180 ° (fan oven).

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They looked like little sunshines in their paper cases, just the thing to brighten a dreary day.

I covered some with butter icing but they looked just as nice without.

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They even made me smile when I’d eaten one it looked like a beautiful flower!

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