I have a little apple tree in our garden- I think it is about 4 years old now. This year it was so weighed down with apples that some of the branches were touching the ground!
On Sunday we were going to see Andy’s family, so on Saturday I made an apple cake. Again, from the Clandestine Cake book (honestly the best ever cake recipe book). This one involved cooking apples in juice with spices.
In there is star anise, cardamon pods, cinnamon and nutmeg. It smelled amazing, so when it had finished I made some more to have with yoghurt.
Then you lined the tin with butter, a bit of brown sugar and a sprinkling of flaked almonds, poured the apples on, and then topped with the cake batter.
Once baked, I left it to cool in the tin for a while before carefully turning it out.
It was delicious. I love cooked apples and the spices were perfect with it. The star anise was really unusual, but went really well.
Another favourite to add to the list!
What would you do with a load of apples? I think a crumble might be next, if the weather cools down!