Thursday, 23 May 2013

more bloggy morning tea

Just the weather here for ducks.  Just the weather here for knitting too.  I finally went ahead and finished the first bedsock for Miss Ten after several times asking her dad for her foot measurement.  I would have done some more this morning but I decided to tidy my pantry, something which has been on my mind for a while.  About a year ago, I re-organised the contents into big baskets which stopped the contents falling over because of the grid design of the shelves.  I've been careful since but the baskets have suddenly spiralled downwards into chaos.  empty packets  of biscuits, (blush), new purchases not transferred into containers and so on.  The picture shows why I was not outside.  We've not had rain here for quite a while and it's been very dry.  Not today.

This was taken at 10:40 am.  Dark enough inside for lights on for most activities. (click to enlarge.)

Greer at typically red is continuing her very bloggy morning tea.  She's had a wonderful result from fellow bloggers for donations to the Cancer Council and has upped her target which was passed o the first day of blogging.

Have a look.  She has been putting up a post each morning focussing on tea, teacups and cake.  There have been posts by guest bloggers later in the day and an afternoon post with a recipe .  Lots of them sound great to bake, although I would have to wait till family or friends came over or I would have too much.

I wanted to bake this cake but have spent time cleaning baking things, so I'll just post the recipe.  This is from my Red Recipe Folder as my sons call it.  I have left the imperial measurements but here's a site to convert measurements of all types if you need help.  This cake is quite easy and tastes good.  A tart apple which doesn't disintegrate on cooking is needed.  I prefer a granny smith apple. It's been known in my family as Dutch Apple Cake since Mum first made it.  Possibly because of the cinnamon?  It goes very well at morning or afternoon tea.

Dutch Apple Cake


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • cup SR flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • grated lemon rind
  • 1 large cooking apple
My recipe says just  "mix cake."  My guess is this: beat sugar and egg together, melt butter and add to milk.  Add flour and milk mixture to beaten egg alternately stirring gently.  Stir grated lemon rind  through.

Place mix in a small square tin which has been well greased.  Use strips of baking paper which overhang the sides of tin  to help in removal of cake.

Peel apple and slice.  Push slices upright into cake mix and add topping.


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1tablespoon white sugar
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • chopped walnuts to taste
Mix this and sprinkle over cake and apple mix.

Bake at 350 ° for 40 minutes and brown under a grill for the last 5 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning the sugar.


2 comments:

Greer said...

Oh, I love an apple cake and this one sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing, and helping spread the word. Now, when I made my pistachio cardamom biscuits, I divided the mix in two and ended up freezing one of the rolls. This morning I had to come up with something fast for the school morning tea (an actual one) so I sliced up that roll and baked it and voila! Just in case you felt the urge to make something but didn't want to risk eating it all yourself ;) Always good to know if something freezes well.

2paw said...

I agree that is it probably because of the cinnamon, the one I buy is called Dutch Cinnamon!! I love a good Granny Smith to eat or to cook with. Hmm, I must really tidy up my cooking things too!!!