What to do with those early windfall apples? Try out Aunt Nati’s recipe from Weald Allotment Community plot volunteer Saskia.
Last Sunday helping at the BHOGG plot I mentioned a very easy cake I made with windfall apples and was asked for the recipe. I could not remember it and said I’d share it among the group, so here it is…
- 75g sugar
- 125 g Butter or Margarine
- 10g cornflour
- 170g self raising flour (if you prefer wholemeal flour, add some baking powder to it).
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of milk
- Flaked almonds (optional)
- Fruit for topping, chopped: apples, rhubarb, plums… a few strawberries, blueberries
- Get a form or baking sheet with an edge ready by greasing it, preheat the oven to 200 C
- Mix sugar, Butter or Margarine, cornflour and self raising flour together.
- Mix the egg with the milk and add it to the flour mixture.
- Squeeze this dough onto your baking sheet, and, if you like, sprinkle some flaked almonds all over.
- Top it with raw chopped fruit
- Bake for around 30 minutes, depending on the size of your tray (mine was small and I made 6 extra cupcakes as well. They were done in 30 minutes, the bigger cake needed 40).
- Once out of the oven, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon flavoured sugar.
Delicious warm with ice cream or the next day with cream, too. Or without.
For a bigger apple fruit cake
- 150g margarine
- 375g flour (self raising or add baking powder)
- Up to 150g sugar
- vanilla flavouring
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- Preheat the oven to 175 C
- Knead ingredients by hand into big crumbs
- Squeeze two thirds of the dough onto a greased tray, bake it for 20 minutes
- Put raw chopped fruit on it and crumble the remaining dough on top.
- Bake again at 200 C for 25 minutes.
It is just so nice to see my Aunt’s recipe up here. Every time we spoke on the phone we talked about cooking (she lived in Germany and I in Brighton). I wrote a whole chapter about her in my book “Confessions of a Potato Eater” and I miss her so much. You can read excerpts on my blog if you like.
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A great legacy and so kind of you to share it with the rest of us! Do post a link to your blog.