Thursday, 31 May 2007

Cake day!

Hmm actually that title sounds like something the Order of Pie might like......

So yesterday we made cake! and have been eating it ever since, yummy. I didn't have any choice but to make cake, as need to do something with all of the apples I seem to be left with after the event. Seems the crew didn't take many of them out for HAP points as they should have (reminder to boot Andy to sort this out for next event) So as I'm sinking under apples, the girls and I made Apple Muffin loaf yesterday. Loaf, as my muffin tins are lent out at present.

Details are:

7.25 oz Self Raising Flour
5oz Plain Flour
1.5 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
3 Tablespoons Caster Sugar
5oz Unsalted Butter (or Marge)
3 Tablespoons Honey
2 Eggs
5.5fl oz Milk
3 Apples peeled and chunked
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon extra
2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar extra

Oven 200 oc (Gas 6)

Either Grease Muffin Tin or Loaf tin, or put in cases/baking paper into tin

Sift the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar into a large bowl, then make a well in the centre.

Melt butter and honey in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir continuously until smooth.
Remove from heat
Whisk eggs and milk in a small jug.

Add the butter mixture, egg mixture and apple chunks to the well in the dry ingredients, all at once. Then using a metal spoon stir until just combined, do not over mix, mixture should be lumpy.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin, fill each 3/4 full. (or loaf tin if you like) Sprinkle with the combined extra cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 20/25 mins or until skewer come out clean in the centre.

Leave muffins to cool in the tin for 10 mins, before lifting onto a wire rack to complete cooling.

As I said before, yummy, eat with Custard, Ice Cream or just on own with a cuppa, mmmmmm

Now to have a think, as to what to do with the rest of the apples, caramalise perhapse?

1 comment:

Meridian Ariel said...

Sorry forgot about having your muffin tins, the cake sounds nice anyway! I was going to make banana nut muffins today but I have no nuts, and the bananas were just too black and slimy to touch, I needed gloves to put them in the bin. I do have a few apples that need something doing to them, but I was considering doing one of those upside-down type cake things, have a recipe somewhere....