School day Jam Sponge


Who remembers the good old days at primary school when food was merely something to come in from the playground for – not a hopeless mission of self control – and we actually couldn’t wait to get it all over with to go play in the fresh air again (sort of like me on an all inclusive beach holiday, except I prefer the free drinks).

But everyone does remember the desserts! From the rice pudding that looked like your cat had thrown up to that gorgeous mouthwatering jam sponge!

Me and my sister wanted to recreate this exact jam sponge moment last night and I think we came damn close! Have a read 🙂

75g self raising flour
75g light flora buttery
75g light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tspn vanilla essence (add more if flavour fan)
1 tspn baking powder
Lemon drizzle baking tin.
Low fat custard (yeah I wasn’t making my own)

1. Beat the sugar and butter together first as brown sugar can get quite lumpy.
2. Then add the flour, eggs, essence and baking powder and mix fast with a fork or wooden spoon.
3. We used a rectangle lemon drizzle tin as we wanted the pieces square and not round like a big cake but anything works really.
4. Tip mixture into the desired tin and bake on gas mark 5 for 25 minutes. Check to see if the knife comes out clean.
5. Allow to cool. Heat the custard over the hob and once the cake has cooled spread a layer of jam over the top and cut into squares (we used strawberry taken from disneyland – naughty!)
6. Drizzle the custard and you have the perfect school day dessert 🙂





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