Back home it didn't take me long to make an apple and blackberry pie, using some frozen blackberries from the freezer. Last week I made a Dorset Apple cake - a speciality of the county that I live in.
7oz (175g) Self raising flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder
1oz (25g ) cornflour
4oz (100g) butter (I don't ever use margarine in this recipe as the butter gives it a lovely flavour.)
4oz (100g) caster sugar
8oz (200g) cooking apples which have been peeled, cored and diced. (I use dessert apples sometimes and e cut them up quite small.)
1 lemon zest
1 large egg and 1 tablespoon milk
Top of cake
1 large apple and soft brown sugar
Sift flour,baking powder into bowl
Cut butter into small pieces and rub into flour
Stir in sugar, apples and zest
Bind together with egg and milk
Place in 8 inch (20cm) cake tin and peel and slice remaining apple and arrange over the top of cake. Sprinkle over the brown sugar and cook in a preheated oven Gas Mark 6 /190C/375F for 30-40 minutes.
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