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Apple Cake Recipe

Traditional Apple Cake Recipe from West Somerset















This recipe is taken straight from the handwritten recipe book of someone born and bred in the Brendon Hills of West Somerset. Most of these recipes are around one hundred years old. Enjoy! Comments and suggestions for modern variations of the recipe most welcome.

One pound of Cooking Apples
A quarter pound of Brown Sugar
A quarter pound of Butter
Two Eggs
A quarter pound of Breadcrumbs
One teaspoonful of Cinnamon
Two ounces of Currants
Two ounces of Cornflour

Peel and core the apples and stew with a very little water and the moist sugar. when apples are soft drain them and rub through a sieve. beat up with the fruit, the butter, the yolks of eggs, breadcrumbs and cinnamon, then add the washed and dried currants.

Whisk the whites of the eggs to a snow, mix them with the cornflour, and stir this into the cake mixture and cook for about 40 minutes in a moderate oven. Turn out on to a plate and dredge with castor sugar.

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