Monday, February 28, 2011

Apple and Pear Harvest

The birds have been feasting more than us, so on the weekend we got out and picked the rest of the pears and a few apples. Actually only this large bag full:
But making apple juice, stewed apples for sauce, muffins, dried apple slices and a cake didn't make much of a dent.
I really love my apple peeler, which cores and slices as well! It cost quite a bit (for what it is), but has really been worth it!
Yummy snack for later in the year!
The apple cake is such a fantastic standby - freezes really well and can be eaten with a dusting of icing sugar, or whipped cream, or yoghurt, or ice-cream!
I have had this recipe for years, and don't remember where I got it from.

Spicy Apple Flancake
2 large apples (the tarter the better)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
100gm (4 ozs) butter, melted
1 cup sultanas (optional)
1.5 cups flour
1/2 tsp ground spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Peel, core and dice the apples (I don't bother to peel them often). Place apples in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar.
In another bowl, lightly beat egg then add with butter to the apple mixture.
Combine in with other ingredients.
Spread in flan dish (removable bottom is great).
Bake for 40 minutes @ 180 deg. C
Leave to sit in dish for 10 minutes before removing.


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