Apples are so plentiful at this time of the year that they are often given away for free! Many of my neighbours have a basket of windfall apples available at their gate, with a sign inviting passers by to help themselves.
One of our beautiful county’s most famous recipes is for Dorset Apple Cake – I often like to serve it to my guests upon arrival, accompanied (of course) by a pot of lovely Dorset Tea. It’s delicious served either cold or warm, with a dollop of whipped or clotted cream.
My friend Debbie posted this fantastic photo of her homemade Dorset Apple Cake on her @platespotsandpans Instagram feed the other day and I’m sharing it here with her permission. She used a recipe from Delicious magazine and the ingredients you will need are:
- 225g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
- 450g Bramley apples
- Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 225g caster sugar, plus extra for dredging
- 3 large eggs
- 225g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 25g ground almonds
- 1 tbsp demerara sugar
The rest of the recipe is here – thanks, Debbie!