I know it is May 11th, but either Spring or like they call it here “Summer” has been and gone, either it hasn’t shown its face yet. A blustery, wet and cold Monday. Just as well I am off. Plans for today? Nothing.
This lovely recipe is initially my Mother’s famous apple cake recipe; I have twisted it a bit a couple of times but the main frame remains the same. You just have to replace (or reduce) the amount of apples and replace or add some of your favourite berries. Here it goes:
- 150g of organic white flour
- 50g of organic buckwheat flour (or just 200g of white)
- 200g of salted butter (I prefer)
- 200g of sugar
- 3 large eggs (or 4 medium/small)
- 1 tsp of baking powder/ soda
- 4-5 apples
- Mix the two flours in a bowl with the baking powder
- Beat the eggs with the sugar
- In a pan, gently melt the butter and cool a bit
- Pour the eggs and sugar mix over the flour and keep whisking gently
- Then do the same with the butter… Easy now.
- Put in your peeled and chopped apples (Or berries, or quince paste…)
- Bake in a floured and buttered tin at 200c for 30 to 40 minutes
- Check with a skewer before cooling that it is cooked through. If not, leave it a bit longer!
Mixed berries and apple cake
Apple and Quince Cake served with Bellingham Blue