Thursday 23rd November
You should know that when invited to a party, I bring cake. I can't help
it - it isn't (usually!) a pre-judgement on your catering, it just seems
like the right thing to do. Or a good excuse to make a cake, possibly.
I have also been known to take cake to work meetings, which people find
even stranger. So it's good to have a party to get it out of my system.
At the latest, a few people asked for the recipe, so here it is: a
fantastic trick to have up your sleeve at this time of year, a simple
bake and a good traveller.
The Apple Lady's Apple Cake from The Paris Cookbook by
70g plain flour
65g vanilla sugar
1tbs baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2tbs vegetable oil
1kg apples, peeled cored and sliced - I use coxes but anything that
you like will probably work. If they are very sharp you might want to
up the sugar.
1 large egg
45g butter, melted
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, oil and milk and mix
well. Add apples and stir to coat slices thoroughly.
Spoon into greased tin and bake at 200C for 25 minutes until firm and
Combine topping ingredients, remove cake from oven and pour topping
over. Return to oven and bake until top is browned - about 10 minutes