Friday, 11 September 2015

Friday Cake Bake #16 and an Extra Slice

Another recipe using up windfalls.  You could use pears or plums instead for variation.

Apple Topped Cake

6oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
5oz unsalted butter
5oz caster sugar
1 egg
6floz milk
2 eating apples, peeled. cored and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
A drizzle of runny honey

Pre-heat the oven to 200C.

Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin.  In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Rub in the butter until it resembles large breadcrumbs.  Stir in the sugar.  In a jug, beat the egg with the milk and then pour into the rest of the mixture giving it a good stir until combined.

Pour into prepared tin and lay the apples slices across the top.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle over the honey.  Bake for about 50 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch.

I think this is more of a pudding than a cake and delicious served warm from the oven with vanilla custard or ice cream.

As usual, if you make this let me know what you think about it.

An Extra Slice
For those of you not into baking, I thought I would post about other blogs I have had over the years and of the ones currently in use.  This blog is my original one that I have had since March 2008.  I have been erratic with my posting over the years but settled into a pattern of writing on here twice a week.  In addition to this blog I have two obsolete blogs called Mutant Trees and Linden Grove Kitchen.  Mutant Trees was my 'arty' blog where I showed water colour paintings that I had done and Linden Grove Kitchen was where I shared my cooking recipes.

Blogs I still have but post intermittently on are Pootling with Paper (paper crafting) and Sybil's Plot ( gardening ).  The most recent one is Linden Grove Treasure Trove which is a place for me to showcase the jewellery projects I have been working on.  Phew!  So many blogs and so little time!

The reason I have (had) so many blogs is that I have so many interests.  My blog strap line used to be 'I make, bake and create' and I think that sums me up pretty well.

Blogging has changed so much now that people are on 'Instagram' and 'Facebook' and I feel that us bloggers are a dying breed!  Maybe we will get awards for long service!  If you get time, please pop over to my other blogs if you have not seen them before.  It may give me the incentive to update them more often!

Have a lovely weekend!


KC'sCourt! said...

Another yummy cake.
Julie xxxxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Meant to say in the last comment us bloggers should stick together!
Julie xxxxxx

Julia said...

Oh, yes please!!LOL It looks delicious x

Lisa said...

Looks very tempting indeed, the sprinkling of cinnamon just tops it off. I've tried very hard to keep up with Instagram this year and lapsed several times. I think blogging is still the way to go, for me at least.
Lisa x

Ethel Johnson said...

You're blogging is prolific,
Glad it's not calorific!

Keep up the good work! xx

magsmcc said...

I didn't realise Friday Cake Bake was back- I do love it so! May I label my brownies from yesterday??

Rosie said...

Just catching up after a week away, your apple cake looks lovely I could just eat a slice now, perhaps with some ice cream? I find more and more people I know are on twitter and instagram and I don't use either as I don't have a 'wizzy' mobile phone. I do prefer blogging but feel a bit behind the times with technology at the moment, will pop along to your other blogs later:)

Ann said...

Good grief Simone - I can't keep my one blog going without a struggle! You are a wonderwoman! I don't have a smartphone but I've got a twitter account. I don't 'tweet' though, just follow other people and occasionally 'retweet'. I'd like an Instagram account as I'd love to follow some of my fav crafty people but you can't have one unless you have an iphone! How elitist is that!!! Do love my Facebook page though - its so much quicker to post a few photos and add a quick comment than to think of something to write on my blog. I'm not going to give up on it though.

Oh and I'm still waiting for some windfalls here - I keep 'trying' the apples but they don't want to leave their tree! ;)

Anne Butera said...

Wow, this cake looks delicious!

I don't think that blogging is dying off; not quite yet anyway. I LOVE Instagram (and really dislike FB), but I also like blogging and am not considering giving it up.

Just keep doing what you're drawn to doing, Simone. Keep following your inspiration. I couldn't really imagine keeping track of so many different blogs! Have you thought of combining them into one and keeping a schedule to rotate through different topics? Might make things easier for you and your followers would know that there's just one place to check for your posts.