Apple Harvest

The Bramley apple tree in the garden has been laden with fruit this summer. Guests have enjoyed lightly cooked apple and cinnamon on top of their morning cereal or porridge.

I make apple muffins, pies and crumbles. This spiced apple cake is a favourite. It’s good served hot but I like it completely chilled with my homemade thick soya cream or Oatly crème fraiche.  

Apple Cinnamon Cake

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 100g margarine
  • 90g soft brown sugar
  • 25ml milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 350g cooking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp Demerara sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm (9inch) sandwich tin and place on a baking tray.

Sift the flour and spices into a large mixing bowl; rub the margarine in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Mix the sliced apples with the soft brown sugar.

Stir the apples into the flour and mix in enough milk to make a thick batter.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread evenly. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar.

Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until firm to the touch.

Cut into slices to serve.

Another apple pudding to try.

The Malvern Pudding is a really simple apple and custard based dish. As a change to the family sized dish, I sometimes serve it in small ramekins for a light dinner party dessert.

Here is the recipe if you’d like to give it a try.

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