Today’s recipe is a winner for those who like something that is easy to prepare and is delicious. This was something that my mother taught me and it was handed down from her grandmother. A real farmhouse recipe that is not too sweet so you can have it for breakfast as well as an afternoon pick me up with tea or coffee. You can also double this recipe easily as it is in the photograph. If using self-raising flour omit the baking powder. You can also play around with the toppings and the spices and use oil, margarine, or butter but our favourite is with apple and butter.
- 9 oz of plain flour.
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 -3oz sugar.
- 4 oz butter, softened. 1/4 pint of milk.
- 1 large egg, well beaten.
- 4 or 5 apples, peeled, and cut into eighths.
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
- 2 teaspoons of cardamom.
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. (Mix sugar and spice together)
Preheat oven to 400% F or 200% C or gas mark 6.Grease baking pan. Sift flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Cut in butter. Add beaten egg and milk, making a soft dough. Add dough to pan and smooth. Arrange apples in rows pointed side down into the dough. (Any extra can easily be fitted in gaps as you can see above ) Sprinkle the sugar and spice mix over the apples. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean and/or the top is browned. If doubling the recipe add 10 – 15 minutes extra).