Candice Brown’s Lime, Raspberry, And White Chocolate Drizzle Loaf
With Bake Off season in full swing and everyone spending more time inside, now's the perfect time to put your culinary skills to use by getting busy in the kitchen. And who better to inspire you to break out your baking prowess once more than Candice Brown, the winner of the Great British Bake Off's seventh series? Wowing the judges with her final showstopper, she's since published a book of tasty recipes, cooked on This Morning, and taken over the pub once owned by TV chef, Tom Kerridge.
Showing off the Breville Hand Mixer with HeatSoft™, Candice has rustled up this recipe for her delicious, seasonal Lime, Raspberry and White Chocolate Drizzle Loaf, so you can make it yourself at home. Fruity and indulgent, it's bursting with zingy flavours, while the tasty chocolate drops add a decadent surprise with every bite too.
Anyone who's a keen baker will know just how important the temperature of butter can be. That's where the Breville Hand Mixer with HeatSoft comes in. Through innovative HeatSoft technology, warm air gently softens butter as it mixes, quickly bringing things to room temperature and delivering exceptionally fluffy results, even when working with especially thick mixtures.
If making banana bread during lockdown was as far as your baking know-how stretched, then why not step things a little further by giving Candice's recipe a try yourself? While we can't promise you'll receive that coveted Hollywood Handshake for your efforts, it's sure to impress the judges in your home, whoever they may be. The ingredients and recipe can be found below...
- 115g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 115g unsalted butter
- 115g golden caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- Zest of 2 limes
- 150g of fresh raspberries
- 100g of white chocolate drops or chunks
For the drizzle:
- 50g golden caster sugar
- Juice of 2 limes
- 50g white chocolate
- Fresh raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 160°C fan. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
- Add the unsalted butter and golden caster sugar to a large mixing bowl. Using the Breville HeatSoft hand mixer (with the HeatSoft function turned on), whip the butter and sugar until combined and light and airy
- Sift the self-raising flour and baking powder into the mixing bowl and grate in the zest of two limes
- Add the eggs and mix together again using the Breville HeatSoft hand mixer (this time without the HeatSoft function turned on) until the mixture is a smooth consistency
- Fold in the raspberries and white chocolate
- Pour the mixture into the greased 2lb loaf tin. Bake for 45–50 minutes in the oven until a skewer poked into the middle of the cake comes out clean
- Remove from the oven and set aside to cool while you make the syrup
- In a small saucepan, add the juice from two limes and 50g of golden caster sugar. Set over a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved into a slightly thickened syrup
- Using a skewer, poke holes all over the top of the warm cake. Then slowly pour the lime syrup all over the surface so it seeps into the sponge. Leave to cool fully
- Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a piping bag or a small bowl
- Once the loaf is cooled, pipe or drizzle over the white chocolate and top with fresh raspberries
We hope this post inspires you to try Candice's recipe for yourself! If you’ve had a go, why not share it on your Instagram and share with us on @brevilleUK? You can find the full range of Breville stand and hand mixers here, as well as all our other products at our homepage.