Remember all those apples I was expecting? Well, the tree did not disappoint!
But I have a confession, I never got around to making any of those apple recipes you all so kindly gave me. I decided today that it was time to make something other than apple crumble, spurred on by all the lovely foodie posts I see in my reader pane, particularly Swanky and Dapper (http://swankyanddapper.com/2013/10/23/a-runny-egg-topper-makes-food-look-fancy-2/)but I don’t know where I put the print outs of all your suggestions so I went to trusy old Google and found a lovely sounding Mary Berry recipe.
This is how it’s supposed to look;
And this is how it does look;
Mmm. I must admit I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. Plus I couldn’t find the correct tin, but knew the slightly smaller one would be fine. It wasn’t. Within five minutes the cake had exploded out of the top of the tin (by which time I’d coincidentally stumbled across the correct tin in a different cupboard). I scooped the remains of the exploded cake out of the oven – literally scooped most of it – and slung it in the correct tin and stuck it back in. It was an omen! When I finished baking and tipped the (unprepared) tin upside down only half came out. I scooped the rest on top. I must stress at this point that this is no reflection upon Mary Berry at all, my desserts have been called ‘disaster puddings’ by the family for twenty years now – and this is why.
Fortunately I made a crumble too.
If you would like to have a proper go at this cake it is really easy (but do use the correct tin), here is the recipe. It tastes lovely.
Update: The boy just returned the bowl of crumble with an apology, too sloppy!