How to make a cake with just 3 ingredients, or maybe even 2! For when the SHTF?
This is the recipe for the three ingredient cake I talked about recently on Facebook.
I was very tempted to call it SHTF cake It is a great thing to have in your repertoire when times have got particularly tough. You could even make it with just two ingredients, the fruit and flour, and use water to moisten. It will fill hungry people with something tasty when there is little to be had.
Having said that, I don’t want to undersell it. It’s a perfectly acceptable cake for its own sake.
I used this version here
Three Ingredient Fruit Cake
For a cake with so little in it, this is remarkably tasty. It is a solid, Christmas cake like texture, veering towards bread pudding. I really liked it. A piece was good on its own, and super scrummy spread with a generous amount of cold, salted butter. It would probably be lovely fried in a bit of butter too, and maybe served with custard, cream or ice cream.
I used cold tea as recommended in the recipe I used, but I can’t say that I could taste it.
I didn’t have a bag of mixed fruit but I did have various bits and pieces of dried fruit and used sultanas, currants, apricots, figs and prunes, plus a handful of hazelnuts on the verge of being too old to use. I would also be more than happy to use just one type of fruit
You could use absolutely any mix of dried fruit and it would work well.
The liquid can be tea, coffee, apple juice, orange juice or any fruit juice you like, milk, chocolate milk, a herbal tea. Anything you like really.
Add some mixed spice or cinnamon for a winter flavour. Stir it in, stick your nose in the bowl and smell the mixture. You should be able to tell by the aroma if you have added enough or need to add a bit more.
Add some chopped nuts, walnuts, almonds or maybe salted peanuts
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one