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Walnut and Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and Clotted Cream

29 Sep 2017 |


Walnut and coffee cake with salted caramel and clotted cream

The flavours and textures in this dessert tick all the boxes for me and work incredibly well together. Who doesn’t like salted caramel?! You’ll need to monitor the temperature of the barbecue quite closely and use the top vents to regulate the heat as necessary.

Serves about 8

You’ll also need a 22cm (8¾in) loaf pan, a lump of hardwood and a length of soaked wooden plank

2 Tbsp good-quality instant coffee

100g (¾ cup) walnut halves

225g (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature

225g (1 cup, firmly packed) soft brown sugar

4 free-range eggs, lightly beaten

225g (1¾ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour

3 tsp baking powder pinch of salt

100g (½ cup) clotted (heavy) cream

30g (3½ Tbsp) icing (confectioners’) sugar

1 quantity Salted caramel


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Photography by Kris Kirkham