Not sure why I’m so surprised these turned out, perhaps the miserable weather just flattened my day…. just goes to show a little [idiot proof] baking goes a long way…. these
were are gorgeous, cheap, easy and I might have to consider a batch of these for our jubilee picnic on Monday (picnic menu post tomorrow), weather permitting. Failing that I may use this recipe as well as the 5 minute cake recipe for Miss K’s Tea Party in July.
Now technically, like the ‘jaffa cake’, these are more of a biscuit (Im such a rebel lol), Little Miss E sifted some icing sugar on them afterwards just for a final touch… there goes the low sugar content hehehe.
Honey cakes Cooking time about 15 Mins
1 level teaspoon sugar (so lowish in sugar… good excuse to eat more than one)
2 and a half oz. margarine
2 Level tablespoons honey
6 oz self raising flour
1 level teaspoon cinnamon.
Quantity 16 to 20
Beat together the sugar and margarine until the mixture is soft and creamy, then add the honey.
Sift together the flour and cinnamon.
Add to the creamy mixture with a spoon until it binds together then work it with your fingers until it is a soft smooth dough.
Flour your hands, take off a piece of dough about the size of a large walnut and roll between the palm of hands until it is a smooth ball.
Put onto a slightly greased tin and flatten slightly. Continue until all the dough has been used up.
Bake in a moderately hot oven (Gas Mark 5) until the cakes are done – about 15 mins. If they start to brown too early lower the temp of the oven and put them on a lower shelf.