Baking

If life gives you apples, make cake.

I used to bake a lot and have started again recently, using my oven for more than just casseroles (although I do love a good casserole!)

This weekend I tried a recipe from one of my mum’s cook books and wow, it was great so I thought I’d share.

NORWEGIAN APPLE CAKE (with thanks to Mr Marks and Mr Spencer whose cook book we found the original in)

Whisk together 2 good sized eggs and 200 g of caster sugar until thick and creamy.

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Then add 150 ml of milk and 100 g of butter into a pan and melt together, stirring until it is boiling.

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Add the boiling mixture into the eggs and sugar.  Then sieve in 175 g plain flour and 3 teaspoons of baking powder and fold in carefully.

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Grease a 20 x 30 cm roasting tin (I kept back an old butter wrapper to do this – learned well from mum), then pour the batter into the dish.

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I then added a teaspoon of cinnamon, swirling it through the batter so that it was randomly dispersed.  Then peel, core and slice a cooking apple and arrange the slices on top of the batter before sprinkling with 25 g of caster sugar and baking at 180 degrees fan for 25 minutes or until raised and golden.

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This tasted great with a good custard and is also very good with ice cream.

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