Sunday, March 6, 2022

Marie-Helene’S Apple Cake

 This simple Apple Cake is adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe to TMX. 

Dorie stresses the need for 4 different types of Apple.  After making the cake several times I  agree that the different Apples make this a stand out recipe. There is just a hint of Rum which lifts the minimal amount of cake. 

Peel, core and dice the apples.  Mix the cake batter in the TMX. Pour batter over apples and fold all together. Tip into lined baking dish. Keep at room temperature for up to 3 days. Serves 6 to 8. 

4 large Apples, different types if possible.

115 g butter, melted and cooled
95 g sugar
2 large eggs
3 dessertspoons of Dark Rum
1 teaspoon vanilla
95g plain ( all purpose ) flour
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt

Peel and core apples.
Cut each apple into 24 cubes. 
Place in large basin. 
Place sugar and eggs in TMX bowl and beat 1 minute/ speed 4
Add Rum and Vanilla, beat 1 minute/ speed 4.
Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix, 30 seconds/ speed 4
Add cooled butter, mix 30 seconds/ speed 4.
Pour batter over Apples and fold in until all Apples are coated in batter. Tip into a lined 20 cm baking dish. 
( I lined the base with baking paper and brushed sides with cake release. ) 
Bake 50 to 60 minutes in preheated oven, 350 F / 175 C. 
Slip a knife around the edge of cake to make sure no Apple is stuck to the dish. 
Serve as is or with custard, or cream or ice cream. 

Will make 10 cup cakes , baked in well oiled cupcake tray. 175 degrees , 20 minutes. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

All Bran, fruit and nut loaf

 This is a large loaf and slices into 18 generous slices.   I baked it in a bread tin with lid and removed the  lid 1/2 way through. 

I added cubes of  preserved ginger to the fruit mix and it lifted the loaf taste profile. I also added dried Apricots ,  Dates and dried Sour Cherries. 

The approximate calories per slice  170

                            Carbs per slice 23

Ingredients and method

2 cups All Bran

2 cups milk

2 dessertspoon Golden Syrup 


Add 1 cup of mixed dried fruit , stand for 1 hour.

Tip all above into TMX bowl, mix reverse , speed 4 , 10 seconds. 

Add 2 cups SR flour, 

1/2 cup Raw caster sugar

1 cup chopped Walnuts

1 generous teaspoon of mixed spice. 

Mix, speed 4 until all flour is mixed in. (10 seconds approximately)

Pour into lined tin and cover. Remove cover 1/2 way through.

Bake at 160 ff , 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

Test with veggie knife, if not cooked bake a further 10 minutes.