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.
Then add 150 ml of milk and 100 g of butter into a pan and melt together, stirring until it is boiling.
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.
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.
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.
This tasted great with a good custard and is also very good with ice cream.