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.