Third try: This is as good as it gets!
This post shows dedication to the cause, even if I say so myself. I have made this cake three times in the past week. The first time I made it (photo immediately below), it was very crumbly. In Margaret’s defence, she does say the cake is best made the day before it is to be eaten. My cake was not even cold before it was all but gone – no wonder it was crumbly. We hadn’t had lunch and, geez, it was nice. We did leave about a third which I cut the next day. It was significantly better, but still very crumbly.
I am always flicking through cookbooks and reading recipes but this time I had a purpose. My sister Sandra’s friend, Merle, had given me some cookbooks to look through and either keep or send to the Op Shop. This book had been earmarked for the Op Shop but two recipes in it appealed. One was ‘brown sugar biscuits’ and the other was this spiced tea bread (nut loaf). Maus likes a bit of cake with her butter so I was keen to try the nut loaf.