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Dutch Buttercake

Delicious and very calorific, but a little goes a long way.

Great served with a cup of English tea, also keeps a long time in an airtight container.

Boterkoek – Butter Bake serves 6-8

175g plain flour
150g light brown soft sugar
150g butter, cubed
Pinch of salt
½ egg to glaze
(100g finely chopped ginger, optional)

•    Add the flour, sugar, salt and butter in a bowl and knead all together with a cool hand until it forms a ball.
•    Press the ball into a 22cm diameter shallow cake form.
•    Glaze with the egg.
•    Sprinkle over the ginger if required.
•    Put the cake form in a preheated oven of 200 degrees C and bake until brown in about 20 minutes
•    Leave to cool before removing from the cake form.

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