Hevva cake

Hevva cake

This quick and easy hevva cake recipe is for a traditional Cornish shortbread. This is ideal for taking on a picnic.

By , 21 September 2015
Hevva cake
  • Ready in: 55 mins
  • Serves: 10
  • Price: 8p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 70g serving contains
  • Fat 11.2
    16%
  • Sat Fat 6.7
    34%
  • Sugar 20.3
    23%
  • Salt 0.42
    7%
  • Cals 267
    13%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1597kJ/381kcal.
Ingredients
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 125g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 175g mixed dried fruit
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 50ml milk plus 1 tbsp for the top
Method
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 190C /170C Fan/Gas 5. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  • Stir in the fruit and sugar and then add the milk to make a soft dough. Pat to an oval about 2cm thick and put on the tray.

  • Mark the top with a sharp knife to make criss cross lines (these are meant to resemble a pilchard fishing net). Brush with milk. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.