"Vegetables should not be in cakes" she protested.
"But squash is a fruit not a vegetable, so you'll love this" I sneakily replied "...and it'll count towards your 5-a-days!".
- 200g/8oz peeled and grated butternut squash
- 100g/4oz butter/marg
- 100g/4oz soft brown sugar
- 150g/6oz SR flour
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- 100g/4oz mixed dried fruit (I used chopped glacé cherries, raisins and sultanas)
- 1 heaped tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add all of the remaining ingredients except the dried fruits and mix well.
Fold in the dried fruits.
Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined baking tin (approx 18-20cm/7-8" sqaure).
Bake for 30-40 mins until firm to the touch.
Allow to cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes, before turning out and cutting into squares.
Serve warm (with custard or ice cream) or cold.
Suitable for freezing.