Tuesday 30 May 2017

Orange and Sultana Traybake

A bank holiday weekend, with plenty of cycling, meant that most of the baking was fast, easy stuff. This one was whipped up for post-race fuel for the team, and was taken from Mary Berrys Baking Bible. It's a nice and simple "throw it all in a bowl" recipe. Slightly dissapointed that the sultanas sank a bit (probably should have coated them in flour), but the taste made up for it.

Orange and Sultana Traybake - Recipe

  • Pre-heat oven to 160'C
  • Grease and line a traybake tin with baking parchment


  • 225g butter (room temperture)
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder (about 8g)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 30ml milk
  • 275g sultanas
  • Zest of 2 oranges 
  • Demerara sugar (to decorate)
1) Put all the ingredients apart from the demerara sugar into a stand mixer with the paddle attachment

2) Mix until combined and smooth

3) Pour into the prepared traybake tin, and smooth with a small pallette knife

4) Bake for 25 minutes

5) Sprinkle the top with demerara sugar, then bake for another 10 minutes

6) Leave to cool, the remove from the tin and slice into generous chunks