Cake Recipe, Training & Lerwick

Three things….

Firstly, the cake recipe (word for word that I wrote down about 30 years ago from my mother’s cook book).

“Chocolate Belgium Cake”  How can a cake be Belgium?  I have only just noticed this!

1/2 lb Cadbury’s Plain chocolate – I use 70%+ chocolate – less sweet but very nice
1/2 lb Lincoln Creams or plain digestive biscuits – I used Rich Tea as I forgot about Lincoln Creams and I am not actually sure what they are!
1 egg

Melt butter in saucepan
Melt chocolate in bain marie (bowl over hot water)

Break up biscuits (use bag and rolling pin – you want lumps not crumbs)
Beat egg in a big bowl.
Pour melted butter in and stir – you do not want scrambled egg.
Blend melted chocolate into egg/butter mixture
Add biscuits and stir

(You can add chopped walnuts and/or almonds if you want.  Even rum or kirsch)

Mix everything up in big bowl.
Grease low cake tin with butter
Put mixture in
Allow to cool
Put in fridge

Then slice and serve.

Sorry, no pic but it never lasts long and is delicious.  Easiest pudding ever!

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Secondly, Daisy and Kappi are back in training.  They are back to working hard now the holidays are over.

Yes, there was instruction (Bjørn Roar Larsen) as well as the odd obstacle.  Very odd.

The viewing gallery was full too.  Everyone’s a critic.

While they were tölting, trotting and cantering round the school, Mr and Mrs Wren were happily flying about inside shouting their heads off.  They make the best noise.  I have a very soft spot for my wrens.

Thirdly, today was spent in the Big L (Lerwick) to get more equine supplies and perhaps a few human ones too.

Plus the Dentist.

And then a mad dash home before it got dark to dish out the afternoon silage.  There was family waiting.

(and someone asked why Lambie is always clean?  Because that is what Muzzah is for!)


9 thoughts on “Cake Recipe, Training & Lerwick

  1. Cathy

    That recipe is one I got from my Mum too! She used to add almonds and walnuts too, and a good slug of cherry brandy. I forget whether all the brandy ever reached the cake. So simple and so very good.

    I have enjoyed your blog so much this year ( again! ) and especially your lovely Advent calendar. Happy New Year to you and all your family, two legged and four legged.

  2. Judith Garbutt

    Thanks for the recipe, Frances. I’ll be trying it soon! Has Daisy ever thought about having a go at straight dressage? She’d get good marks for her trot work!

      1. Judith Garbutt

        Frances, I thought about this because I came across an article from the Shetland Times reporting on a dressage competition at Shetland Indoor Riding Club. I think they did dressage in the morning and jumping in the afternoon. Of course, the article may have been years old!

  3. Judith

    That recipe looks great and very convenient during a power outage when I can’t bake. I need a little help understanding the size of the pan. What are the dimensions of the pan? Are you talking about a round cake pan?

  4. Louise Stopford

    I am definitely going to give this recipe a try. I am not very adventurous in the baking/cooking department, but I think I may just be able to manage this – sounds delicious and no baking involved!!!! Love your photo’s, as usual. I have always had a fascination with The Shetland Isles so am so enjoying looking over your previous posts at the wonderful pictures. No wonder you are proud of where you live … looks spectacular (without the storms though!). Regards.


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