Dorset Apple Cake

My late Grandmother was a Londoner at heart, but she found a home on the south coast in a small Dorset Town. Her husband, my Grandfather was a true West Country Man and loved his Dorset Apple Cake. So Grandma, adapted her recipe to taste over the years and, okay I'm biased, this has to be the best - by far. 

Ready? 

Let's go... 

For the Cake: 250g self-raising flour, 1 table spoon of ground cinnamon, 125g salted butter, 125g light brown sugar, 2 large eggs (Duck eggs if possible - and beaten), 6-8 table spoons of full fat milk and 250g Bramley Apples

For the juice: half a cucumber, 3 sprigs of celery and 1 apple. 

I don't know about you, but I utterly love fresh green juices. They energise, invigorate and provide sustenance to face the working day head on with little or no energy slumps. 

If you don't already have one, get a juicer on your shopping list. It's an appliance that you will not regret buying, especially when you start to the see the health benefits. 

Load up on fresh fruit and vegetables, indulgence is certainly not a negative! 

Run the fresh fruit and vegetables through the juicer and enjoy! 

Now onto the method for the cake - 

Pre heat the oven to 180C and grease a deep circular cake tin. Then mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour and stir in the light brown sugar. Beat in the egg followed by 6 - 8 tbsp of milk – you want to achieve a smooth, thick batter. Add the apples and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean

Now, don't wait too long for it to cool, the best way to enjoy is warm with a dollop of clotted cream. 

Dive in, share it with friends, invite the neighbours round. Delicious recipes are all about sharing and this is certainly no exception.