Lynne Lowrie from Blegbie in Humbie has sent through this recipe for a quick pudding option.
Quite often Pamela and Ross would team up for casual dinner with neighbours Colin and Lynne. There were always plenty of cooking apples from the small garden orchard to be used up and Pamela liked to indulge Colin’s penchant for puddings. A hard working farmer can certainly be allowed to partake in as much cake and pudding as he likes!
The derivation of this recipe is a bit iffy, but our guess is that it is another Ida Wilkie / Pamela Flockhart ‘throw it altogether and bung it in the oven’ type of affair.
Apple and Almond Cake
12oz apples, peeled and chopped
5oz butter or marg
½ tsp almond essence
8oz S.R flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
Milk for consistency (Lynne to confirm?)
Sprinkling of flaked almonds, brown sugar and cinnamon
Turn on the oven and heat to 325°F or 160°C. Grease a 9 inch tin.
You pretty much mix everything together, but I find this sequence the most efficient unless of course you have a super dooper food mixer.
- Cream the sugar and butter (or margarine).
- Beat in the eggs and the almond essence.
- Add the dry ingredients (flour and BP) spoon by spoon and mix,
- Add some milk until the mixture is a heavy batter. (Is that right, Lynne? Other
wise the mixture is very thick.)
Place half the mixture in a 9 inch tin or baking dish, cover with apples and top with remaining mixture. Sprinkle with the almond, cinnamon and sugar topping.
Bake for 1 ½ hours at 325°F or 160°C. Serve with ice-cream or natural Greek yoghurt.
To make this recipe for 6 people just use one and a half times the ingredients.
My photos aren’t the best but hopefully you get the giste.
[Health warning: many of the recipes on this site contain flour & sugar. I always recommend organic, single origin ingredients, preferably unbleached, and will endeavour to offer alternatives. As we so very painfully know, cancer cells love sugar – so please moderate your sweet treats.]