Saturday, 29 September 2007

Sam Stern's Apple Cake

Our second Tuesday at cookery club saw us making Apple cake. These photo's are of the cake I made the night before. The children's cakes looked a little different!!!
We made two cake, both looked and tasted very different. The children are aged 8 - 10 and have a varied skill level, once the cakes were in the oven and the kids were cleaning up we over heard them discussing the recipe. One whispered to her friend, oops, I think I put a tablespoon of mixed spice in my cake instead of a teaspoon!” Two boys were trying to decide if they had put the baking powder in their cake…all in all good fun and a huge learning curve.

Great texture
While we waited for them to cook we went on Sam Stern’s web site where we left him a message telling him what we are doing this term. I hope he gets back to us as the kids are really excited!
This is proving to be so much fun!
Dusted with icing sugar - I served this with pouring cream
1 ½ lb cooking apples
30z butter
1 tbsp lemon or orange marmalade
6 oz soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
8 oz plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground mixed spice
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 tbsp milk
Grated rid of 1 lemon
Icing sugar for dusting.

1. Preheat oven to 180c
2. Grease and line a 8” round deep loose bottomed cake tin
3. Peel, core and chop the apples into small dices
4. Beat the sugar and butter until soft and pale
5. Add egg little at a time until all beaten in
6. Sift flour, baking powder and spices into the mixture
7. Fold in with a large metal spoon until mixes
8. Gently fold in the marmalade and rind
9. Add the apple and fold in gently,
10.Add a little milk if the mixture isn’t soft enough to just drop off the spoon
11.Bake for 1 hour or until it is tested with a skewer and it comes out clean.
12. Leave to cool13. Sieve icing sugar over the top before serving.


Marie said...

That looks so delicious Tulip! I will have to give this one a try! Hope you are feeling better now!

Tulip said...

I'm much better now thanks Marie. This cake is really good as a pudding with cream or custard or equally good to be wrapped up to put in a lunch box.