The old Apple tree sheds its fruits at the height of summer. The bounty often falls on its own disregarding anyone who sits under it. And if you are hit by one, you might get an apple bump on your head, one you can't make apple pies with ;o)
When apples come rolling down on you, the dessert menu would change too. Apple pies, Apple crumbles, apple jams, apple pastry and apple juice decorate the spread on your table. Vanilla ice cream and custard cream suddenly become your best friend, as they make the best company for your apple treats. I made fresh apple cake for my grandma and makngah the other night, something you might enjoy trying. A recipe of minimal ingredients which can be whipped up anytime you fancy. I made mine with three large apples. These are the things you need to get ready with.
Visiting Opah Apple cake.
55gm of butter ( That's all I had)
3/4 cup of castor sugar
2 large eggs
a tablespoon of sunquick orange
a tablespoon of honey or golden syrup
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt
half teaspoon of cinnamon powder
3 large apples cubed
a handful of walnuts chopped
a heapful of brown sugar
Cream butter and sugar before adding eggs. Put the other wet ingredients such as orange and golden syrup or honey and whisk till combined. Sift the dry ingredients and mix it in with the wet. Last put all the apples, walnuts and give it a quick stir. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the batter for that extra bite of crunch. I baked mine in a loaf pan and opah and makngah's in a cake pan. You can put other nuts or sultanas for additional sweetness but I like mine just the way they are.
Divide the apple cake into three and wrap them separately in an aluminium foil. If you have a nice serviette, use it to embellish the simple gift and lastly tie the packages with ribbons or whatever that you have. These above will go out to special people tonight. Hope they like them.
How did I grow an Apple tree in my backyard?
Why, with a little bit of imagination of course! ;o)