Grain-based salads are filling and nutritious, and work really well with fresh fruit, which adds colour, texture and taste.
Baked sponge pudding
Baked sponge pudding
The sponge can be flavoured with store cupboard ingredients such as almond or vanilla essence, chocolate chips or ground ginger, and the base layer can be jam, marmalade, golden syrup, stewed or tinned fruits.
Mocha: Add 1 dessert spoon of cocoa and 1 teaspoon coffee
Citrus: Add the grated rind of an orange or lemon
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Grease an oven proof dish and put a layer of your choice in the bottom of the dish.
Cream the margarine and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy.
Add the egg and milk a little at a time and beat until absorbed.
Sift in the flour and salt and gently fold in until mixed.
Place the sponge mixture in an even layer the dish over the base layer. Bake until the sponge is golden brown and springs back into shape when gently pressed (for about 40 minutes).
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Keep your fridge at 5°C or below
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