Caramelised peach and buckwheat pudding cake (gf) and tired chicken legs

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Hugo and I were nearly a kilometre from the house yesterday evening when we realised that we were not alone — all three hens had followed us. (The only other time I have seen chicken legs move as fast was at a rugby club barbecue).  It goes without saying that Hugo was not best pleased. He tried to explain, rather tendentiously I felt, that they should return home, but to no avail; they were absolutely determined that they needed some exercise.  As a result, for the moment at least, we have three hens too knackered to lay eggs.

This pudding cake is another adaptation from my Book of the Moment: Love, Bake, Nourish by Amber Rose. Luckily for me, it is fairly egg-light, but no less delicious for it.

Ingredients

For the peach topping:

3 peaches, peeled and cut into slices

2 cardamon pods

25g salted butter

2 tablespoons maple syrup

For the pudding base:

75g butter

75g organic virgin coconut oil

75g organic buckwheat flour

2 large free-range eggs (preferably from hens that don’t partake in cross-country events)

75g ground almonds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

50g maple syrup

50g agave syrup

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Caramelise the peaches and ground cardamon pods in the butter and maple syrup. Set aside. Cut the butter and coconut oil into small cubes and cream with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add a tiny bit of the flour, then the eggs one at a time. Continue to beat the mixture until fluffy. Fold in the remaining flour, ground almonds, cinnamon and syrups.

Transfer the mixture into a greased cake tin, levelling well with the back of a spoon. Place the caramelised peaches on top of the cake mixture, drizzling any remaining juice over the top. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool. Delicious served with vanilla ice-cream.

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7 responses to “Caramelised peach and buckwheat pudding cake (gf) and tired chicken legs

  1. What a funny story! The pudding cake sounds delicious!

  2. Those hens of yours make me giggle all the time! Hopefully their tired legs will recover soon. This pudding cake is beautiful, and I love peaches! Can’t wait to try it.

    • They’re something else aren’t they? I hope they’ll recover soon too because I’m running really low on eggs. Hopefully their passion for hiking will be short-lived though. Let me know what you think if you try the pudding – I really love it…

  3. What a site that must have been, the chickens following you and Hugo was not having it but the chickens won out. How funny!! I love your buckwheat cake and can’t wait to give it a try!

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