With some delays...a humble apple cake for afternoon coffee...
This post is coming with some delays, as I made this dish last week, while visiting my mom in Germany. Spontaneous trip to grandma, something Pablo and I needed. It is always quite a delight to take some days off from work just in the middle of the season when nobody else takes vacation.
Obviously autumn reached Germany too and if you would go there now you will find it most beautiful, if you would ask me. Living at the country side gives you additional opportunities to enjoy this golden season. There are many things I do love about the country side in Germany, many of them are obviously connected to food...You shall know that at the time of harvest, this time it is apples, walnuts, grapes etc., you will find small selling stands all over the villages, where local farmers will offer their goods. They will put the packages out there next to a small can where the money should be put in and everybody can just take what ever they want and as much they want. The fruits and vegetables are all bio quality, but do not cost as much as you will pay in the shop... I love that idea and would usually take something with me home....
Apples are having their debut and I did a humble apple cake for us for the afternoon coffee. Coming from Germany or being there, you would know that afternoon coffee is something really important there and a home made cake is a must...It does not have to be a fancy cake to serve the purposes, something humble and simple is what the most people are looking for...
Easy peasy apple cake
(the recipe calls for a baking tray)
- 250 g butter (softened)
- 250 g sugar
- 5 eggs
- 50 ml milk
- 250 g flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180C and line your baking tray with baking paper. In a big bowl mix butter and sugar, till pale in colour and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at the time. In an extra bowl, sift together baking powder and flour. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter-egg mixture mix well. Add milk and whisk again. Add the remaining flour and mix till all well combined. Spread the batter evenly over the baking tray. Peel the apples and cut them in wedges, spread all over the batter, will everything is covered. Bake for 20-30 minutes, till golden brown. Serve warm with some powdered sugar on top. This cake can be also served with vanilla ice cream or vanilla sauce...
If you want your cake to be a bit more shiny, just brush it with some marmalade glaze while still hot (couple of tablespoons of any yellow marmalade, cooked for couple of minutes with some water in saucepan)