Here in the UK it has been a good year for apples. The very good news is that at this time of the year I get them for free! I LOVE free😃 my friends have apple trees and can only cope with so many so I get the remains. I have baked, stewed,chopped and munched through the last couple of weeks.
Today I have made Apple Cakes. I used a recipe from The Dairy Book of Family Cookery which I purchased from my milkman back in 1983. In those days I had a young family and not much money. Now I have an old family and not much money……..! OK so I’m rich in other ways.
I have altered the recipe a little but here it is.🌞
225g cooking apples, peeled and chopped.
175 brown sugar
350 self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 generous tea spoons mixed spice
175g butter, melted
1 egg beaten
Mix apples, sultanas, milk, and sugar
Sieve together flour and spice
Divide between 2 One pound loaf tins which have been lined and greased.
Sprinkle with Demerara sugar
Bake at 160 degrees C in a fan oven for 1 hour or until risen and golden brown.
Serve sliced with afternoon tea.