Nope, I made an Irish Apple Cake which was supposed to be authentic.
I don't know if it was, but it sure tasted good.
Although I did fancy it up, just a little teeny bit.
I just think Caramel Sauce goes so well with Apple Cake of any ethnic persuasion.
The recipe did take some deciphering, but that's OK. I also made it almost exactly as written, cause it looked right.
Luckily for me I have a scale and can figure out what a 'stiff' batter is.
So here goes. The weighed out amounts are to the left, and the cup measures are to the right, so use either one you want. Although, if you have a scale, that is more accurate.
Recipe: Irish Apple Cake
Oven: 375 degrees Bake one hour
8 oz. Flour 2 cups minus 1 tablespoon AP flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
4 oz. Sugar 1/2 cup sugar
4 oz. Butter
3 or 4 apples, peeled and sliced
Milk ( I used about 1 cup)
1/4 cup sugar for topping
Caramel Sauce for drizzling on to before serving.
Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar up in a bowl. Roughly chop the butter (I actually diced the butter), mix in, but do not cream it or rub it in. Leave it as is. Really. (when it's baking the butter kind of bubbles up and looks so good, but the end result, works.)
then add the beaten egg and enough milk to make a fairly stiff batter.
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 -3/4 cup heavy cream
Heat the sugar in a pan until it melts, add the butter and stir it around, then add the cream and continue to cook and stir over medium heat until the sugar crystals have dissolved. Serve immediately.
I have to say what I liked best about this is that it's not a modern recipe, it is an older recipe and as such, of much more interest to me.
Besides which, it just plain tasted great.
*** Hint*** place a sheet pan underneath the Springform pan. I did get some butter on the bottom of my oven, and well, let me just say this... My smoke alarm works great. sigh. Just wanted to make a heads up here.
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Just wanted to add... I was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage.