Apricot and poppy seed marble cake
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30 MIN.


75 MIN.


50g poppy seeds
10g sugar
15g breadcrumbs
75ml boiling water
150g soft butter
150g sugar
3 eggs
1 packet of baking powder
250g flour
60ml milk
200g canned apricots (drained)


  1. Mix the poppy seeds with the sugar and breadcrumbs, add the boiling
    water and leave it to stand for 5 minutes. Drain the apricots, dry with kitchen roll
    and dice. Whisk the butter, add the sugar and continue to whisk until it forms a
    smooth batter.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix the flour and baking powder then add with the milk
    to the batter. It should be very smooth. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven).
    Remove 1/3 of the batter and combine with the poppy seed mixture and the apricots.
    Grease the loaf pan and first add the clear part of the batter. Then spread the poppy
    seed and apricot mixture on top.
  3. Using a fork, drag from one side of the loaf pan to the other in a zigzag shape to
    create a marble effect in the clear batter. Bake the cake in the lowest part of the
    oven for 20 minutes with the lid on. Then remove the lid and cut down the middle of
    the cake with a knife. Leave to bake for a further 40 to 50 minutes without the lid.
    Remove the loaf pan from the oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes, turn the cake into
    the lid and leave to cool completely.
  4. Serve directly on the lid like a serving dish.

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