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Apricot Sour Cream CakeYou'll need...
- 125g butter, softened
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 400g can apricot halves, drained and chopped
- 2 1/4 cups self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
What to do...1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (160 fan-forced). Grease a 25cm bundt or baba pan.2. Beat the sugar and vanilla in a small bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition.3. Fold in sour cream and all the apricots, then the sifted flour and soda. The batter will be quite thick. Smooth mixture into the prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden and springy to touch and coming away from the sides of the pan. Turn into a wire rack to cool completely.
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Make sure your body is warmed up as this exercise requires a large range of movement through the hip and knee joints. Place your feet a little wider than hip-width apart and allow your feet to turn out slightly to the corners of the room.
Place your hands halfway down your thighs and bend both knees slightly. You will naturally start to lean forwards. If possible, try to make your torso run parallel to the floor, looking straight ahead. If this is too demanding, lean forward just a little.
Make sure the spine is straight and not curving. Your abdominals will automatically tense to support your lower back. Now, with hands still on your thighs, transfer your weight on to the right leg, keeping it bent, and straighten your left leg out as much as possible to the side, keeping the knees in line with your ankles.
Tense your buttocks and hold this position for a couple of seconds. Now transfer your weight from your right side to your left, mirroring the previous position and holding for a couple of seconds again. Repeat this shift from right to left until your legs and hips start to feel tired – this usually takes between ten and 20 repetitions.
Be conscious to keep your back straight throughout this exercise, with your abdominal muscles tensed, and look straight ahead.