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AGA Shop Bake-off

The AGA shop on Stramongate, Kendal are hosting the Festival of Food's Bake-Off competition this weekend.

John Pye and the Lakeland Radio team called in at the shop this week to chat to the staff about their involvement in the festival, and find out how people can enter their own baking creations into the Bake-Off.

Whilst he was there we thought Pyeman should have a go at baking his very own Lime Drizzle Cake to bring back to the office - well it would be rude not to! So we gave him ingredients and left him in the capable hands of expert baker and AGA shop manager Gaynor. 

This is the recipe he followed (it is a very easy all-in-one cake, so have a go!) :

Jaki’s Lime Drizzle

Cake ingredients:

6 oz Self-Raising Flour

2 oz Desiccated Coconut

6 oz Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

6 oz Soft Margarine

1 ½ tsp Baking Powder

Grated rind of 3 Limes

6 tbsp Milk

Topping ingredients:

6 oz Granulated Sugar

Juice of 3 Limes

Good splash of Malibu

Mix all cake ingredients together, pour into small roasting tin lined with Bake O Glide. Bake on grid shelf of baking oven for 25 minutes or so. Meanwhile mix topping ingredients together. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before pouring topping over warm cake. Allow to cool completely and then cut into required slices. Freezes very well.

Here is a timelapse video of John baking his cake....


To enter the Kendal Festival of Food Bake-Off, download an entry form HERE, or pick one up from the AGA shop. Bring your completed entry form along with your masterpiece to the AGA shop this Sunday 30th March, between 8:30am and 10:00am. Judging will take place at 10:30, and the winner from each of the 6 categories will be announced after 3pm.

If John Pye can do it, anyone can - seriously.  

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