In many parts of the world, Sunday is all about family, wholesome food and good smells wafting out of the kitchen.
If you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands, why not whip up this delicious, simple apple cake from Ireland? It has a zippy ginger flavour and comes to your from the lovely Rita Meade of The Berry Lodge in Miltown Malbay.
- 250 g (1/2 lb) flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder (if using self-raising flour, reduce to 1 tsp)
- small pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 50g (2 oz) butter
- 100g / 4 oz caster sugar
- 450 g (1 lb) Bramley apples – pelled, cored and cut in chunks
- 2 eggs
- 150 ml (5 fl oz milk)
- 1/2 tsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 200°c | 350°F | Gas Mark 5
Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your hands until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and spices.
Add the prepared apples.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the beaten egg and milk.
Mix well with a wooden spoon. The mixture should be a thick pouring consistency.
Put into an 8″ round greased tin (or line with parchment paper). Smooth the top and shake some granulated sugar overtop. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes, reducing the heat after 5 minutes. Bake until it’s golden and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Serve hot or cold with custard and cream.
If you liked this recipe, check out Rita’s Wholemeal Irish Scones!