" Bertram's Hotel".
This delicate cake with a sprinkling of caraway seeds, is quite unassuming, like Ms Christie's modest sleuth, Miss Marple , and equally strangely additictive and charming.
There is nothing more cosy than a nice cup of tea in front of an open fire.
This tea-service, Wood's " Beryl" dates from the 1940's so you're already halfway there as far as Agatha Christie's atmosphere is concerned.
"The mirror cracked from side to side" is pretty good and full of English village atmosphere...
Absolute heaven!!You really can't get better than that!
250 gr butter
( american weights:1 cup butter = 227 grams butter->so take 1 cup and a bit of butter)
300 gr self-raising flour
( American weights: 1 cup flour = 125 grams flour ->so take 2 and a bit cups self raising flour)
200 gr caster sugar
(American weights: 1 cup sugar = 200 grams sugar-> so take 1 cup sugar )
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
grated zest of 1 lemon
Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees Centigrade.
Cream the butter and the eggs.
Bake for an hour, then check if the cake is done.I usually stick a knitting needle in , this should come out clean.
Enjoy your baking !!
Enjoy your cake.
Have a great week!!