Sunday, 24 October 2010

Let's Eat Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of the 'Let's Eat Blog Hop' organised by the wonderful Amy......where a whole host of bloggers from around the globe are sharing foodie stories and recipes....you should have arrived from Cheri's lovely blog......if not, you can always go to Amy for the start of the hop.
When I was a child.......back in the dark ages......my mum cooked all our food from scratch......no freezer back then......just an enormous fridge......which I do recall......contained more than it's fair share of large bottles of my dad's Ind Coope beer!!
No packed lunches at school either.......school dinners......or home for dinner......so after school it was time for 'tea'.....my favourite meal of the day......all homemade...... sandwiches, scones, cakes,biscuits and more.Teatime [sadly] is a something we only have on rare occasions now......but it is the inspiration for my recipe.
I've chosen to share this 'apple tray bake'.......partly because apples are in season in the UK......and we are lucky enough to have a Bramley apple tree in our garden that is laden with them........and partly because it's easy to make.......versatile [good as a cake or as a dessert].......and keeps really well in a tin.

Ingredients  [non 'metric' bloggers can find a conversion chart here]
approximately 400 gms cooking apples [windfalls will do]
juice of half a  lemon
225 gms soft butter
280 gms caster sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
350 gms self raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
greased and lined baking tin [approx 27 x 20 cms]
Oven- fan 160c/ conventional 180c/Fahrenheit 350/ gas 4

Method
Peel and thinly slice apples and squeeze lemon juice over them.
Mix all the other ingredients together.
Spread half the mixture into baking tin.
Place the sliced apples on the top of the mixture.
Cover with the other half of the mixture.
Bake for 45- 50 minutes.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning out of the tin.
THEN  ENJOY.
You can find some more great apple recipes here.
Hope you've enjoyed your visit here today........and please do hop over to Sharon to see what deliciousness she has in store for you.

33 comments:

debs14 said...

This looks good and just the kind of thing my husband will love!
Think my childhood kitchen was much the same as yours, I remember the excitement of getting a freezer when I was a teenager! We stored a lot of our food in the larder on cold marble shelves when the fridge was full. Not sure they build houses with larders any more!

Ruth said...

This sounds really yummy, will be giving it a go!

Amy said...

Jacky, my Grandma used to make an apple cake which is quite similar to this one and it was always utterly delicious. Oh, and I would eat it not so long ago ... no dark ages here!
Thanks for reminding me of this delicious cake :-)

Diane said...

we all love baked apples here :)

clare said...

oooh that sounds scrummy jacky, might give that a go. x

judie said...

looks lush, bet it tastes lush as well xx

Anne said...

Anything with apples goes down well with me. Thanks for the link to more apple recipes.

miriam.rogers said...

This is completely new to me and sounds wonderful. I only know the upside down type of apple cake, this seems like I could eat it with my fingers! :)

JO SOWERBY said...

mmmh crumpets for tea, and yummy cake perfect for an autumn sunday teatime
Jo xxxx

Abi said...

mmmh this looks so good! Will deffo give it a try! xx

sharon said...

this sounds so easy and yummy! will try this one day!

Blondee said...

Thanks for sharing Jacky!

I was just looking for something to bake for this afternoon that would use up the rest of our apples.

You read my mind!

Rhona said...

We love apples in this household so this is definitely one I'll be giving a try. Have you tried adding cinnamon to it? I fancy that idea :)

Deb said...

:o) Wow, Jacky, my mouth is actually watering with this recipe in front of me. Thanks for sharing it ~ it looks fabulous!!! xo

Dora said...

Awwww I love apple foodies, it looks so yummy.. pity I don't feel like baking at the moment he he I just want to eat it :)))

Sian said...

Anything with apples in goes down very well here - this looks delicious, and easy to do too. Lovely!

Lee Currie said...

Easy and tasty is the perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to make it :)

alexa said...

Just been given a load of windfalls so this is ideal! Thank-you!

Fiona said...

That looks lovely - might just have to try it. We have an apple tree in the garden - so always looking for new ideas for apples.

Tracy said...

That looks lovely, really yummy. I am enjoying this bloghop!

Karen said...

Jacky, this looks delicious. I made a "new to us" apple crisp on Friday and it was wonderful, but I'm always looking for great apple recipes. I'm sure to try this one.

humel said...

That sounds great, definitely one I want to try :-) Thanks for sharing! xx

furrypig said...

that cake sounds just perfect Jacky shame I have used all my apples up but hopefully my dad will have some from his garden when I visit him soon so I can try it out thanks xxx

jennifer said...

This looks delicious. You are so lucky to have an apple tree in your garden. I can't even find someone else who has one to get some apples from!

I'll try this out sometime, as I love cooked apple in any form! xx

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

this sounds FanTasTic! apples plentiful here too this year - thx!
and for chatting at FHC earlier today - glad you stopped by :)

Beverly said...

a perfect fall treat :)

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmmmmm, sounds yummy!

Elizabeth said...

I have so many Bramleys so I am pleased to get another recipe, and the links to even more apple dishes. Thank you.

Cheri said...

This looks a lot like apple pie in the form of a cake... yum!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Totally yummy! It took me all day, but i finally made it here!
Rinda

Rachel B said...

That looks YUM! I will have to try this out! :)

Liberty :) said...

lovely stories, recipe looks yummy thanks for sharing!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

my mouth is watering looking at this! thank you so much for the yummy recipe! Can't wait to try it! :)