Jamie's jammy coconut sponge

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

When the sun is out what do you do? Well in my case last weekend I baked - but it was all for the pleasure of eating baked goods in the sun post sausage and burger at a summer BBQ.

I wanted to make something easy - so decided to try out Jamie Oliver's Jammy Coconut Sponge from my Jamie's Great Britain cookbook.

Jamie Oliver - Jammy Coconut Sponge

And it was easy! And delicious! The trick with this recipe is all in the homemade jam topping. I used:
  • fresh blackberries (2 punnets)
  • about 100 grams of caster sugar
  • a squeeze of fresh lime - to give the jam some zing!
If you've never made jam before it's pretty easy - simply mash the berries to your desired consistency (I used my trusty potatoe masher), add your sugar and lime, and then bring to the boil. Turn down and let the jam simmer for about 20 minutes, or until think. And that's it.

I choose to smother my sponge cake with the jam while it was still warm to get proper moist gooeyness.

And I was ready for the BBQ...

The finished cake! Jamie Oliver's - Jammy Coconut Sponge

Table of desserts at our London Summer BBQ
... however I had a bit of competition. 
Can't believe I was outwitted by lamingtons!

A slice with fruit - Jamie Oliver's Jammy Coconut Sponge
 cake, fruit and sunshine

It was delish by the way - and I've now added this cake to my 'must make again and again' recipe log.

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