Free Food

We have made the most of a trug of apples given by a friend. I have frozen a large amount of them after washing, peeling, coring and cutting them in to pieces. I froze them on parchment paper and then put them in to freezer bags for easy storage.

Put some to one side and made a Dutch Apple Cake. Not sure where this recipe first came from but it was one frequently used by my mother and is delicious.

DUTCH APPLE CAKE

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Serves – 6. Time taken 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

6 oz Self Raising Flour

1 Level teaspoon Baking Powder

3 oz Caster Sugar

1 Large Egg

6 tablespoons of Milk

TOPPING

1 oz Melted Butter

1 lb Cooking Apples

3 oz Caster Sugar

1 level teaspoon Cinnamon.

  1. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the 3 oz caster sugar.
  2. Mix together egg, milk, melted (but not hot) butter.
  3. Pour into the centre of the flour. Beat gently to make a smooth, fairly soft mixture.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a shallow, well buttered roasting tin or shallow baking tin (11″ x 7″).
  5. Spread the mixture level then prepare the topping.

Topping

  1. Brush the top of the mixture with melted butter.
  2. Peel, core and thinly slice apples.
  3. Arrange apples over the surface of cake in over-lapping rows.
  4. Mix together the cinnamon and caster sugar and sprinkle over apple slices.
  5. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees F/ Gas mark 6) for 30 minutes or until apples are soft and golden.
  6. Cool and cut into squares.

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