Sunday, 17 October 2010

Season of Plenty

A Bramley tree we planted several years ago must have heard my disenchanted mutterings under my breath last year.  "If that tree doesn't come up with the goods next year its comming down"Well it made up for the lost years with abundance this year. As penance I have buckets of apples to distribute to friends and family with a few of the choice ones for us to cook up and preserve.

Today I made three apple crumbles and two apple wedge cakes.  One for now and one for the freezer.  However that didn't quite happen, two of my daughters turned up around lunch time and the first cake was a distant memory by mid afternoon.  As it is such an easy recipie I thought I would add it to my blog as no doubt there are many of you with surplus apples this time of year.
The Finished Apple Wedge Cake
Apple Wedge Cake,

8oz self raising flour
Small pinch salt (optional)
4oz margarine or butter
4oz raisins or sultanas
10oz cooking apples (after peeling, coring and dicing)
3oz granulated sugar.
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons milk
Scant 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
Small quantity castor sugar for sprinkling on top.

Mix flour salt and margarine to fine breadcrumb consistence.
Stir in sugar raisins and apple
Add egg and milk, mix into a dough.
Firm into a tin.
Bake towards the top of the oven for 50 -55 minutes. 180 degrees.

When removed from oven lightly sprinkle the top with castor sugar

Enjoy warm with custard, ice ream or cream or simply on its own.

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All Mixed and ready for the Oven


  1. oh i should try this! looks delish!

  2. Looks great. I love just fresh apples. We were in the apple area when we were in the mountains last week and I bought two small bags. WHAT WAS I THINKING!! I should have bought way more. I just gobble them up and then there is none left for baking! The really fresh ones are so delicious I can't bear to part with them for cooking.

  3. This looks fantastic...My father is a big fan of apple desserts. I think I'll have to try this over the holiday season.