Apples were a staple in Irish cooking fado fado! Which is Irish for long ago, even still today apples play a big part in Irish cooking. Ingredients would have been limited to what grew easily in the locality also they didn’t spoil so quickly.
For the day that is in it tomorrow, I decided to praise the humble apple and make this traditional apple cake… I remember eating this in my Nana’s kitchen. I have tried to replicate the recipe from taste!
Preheat the oven to 150 C
150 g caster sugar
75 g butter
75 g milk
125 g plain flour
1/2 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp baking powder
1 large granny smith apple or similar
1 tbsp granulated sugar to sprinkle over the top
Mix the eggs and sugar until pale, fluffy and quite thick
Melt the milk and butter and whisk into the egg mixture
Do this gradually as the milk and butter mixture will be hot.
Sieve the flour and mixed spice and fold in gently.
Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes, this needs to bake slowly. Allow to cool slightly. It tastes delicious warm.
Enjoy with a cup of tea 😉