Sunday, September 26, 2004

Dragon Apple Cake

epledrage, originally uploaded by Rotill.
Everybody living in the house were attracted by today's apple cake, and so I name this version for the dragon who has travelled with me like a stow-away in the computer backpack from Greenport, Long Island and all the way to Volda.

Today was the second time I tried to make the apple cake. Last time wasn't all that successful, so I adjusted the process a little this time. This is the modified recipe:

200 gram butter
100 gram fructose
4 eggs
1 dl yoghurt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
60 gram whole spelt flour
200 gram fine spelt flour

3 apples, peeled and in thin wedges
40 gram dried apricots in small cubes
3 tablespoons fructose
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Mix butter and fructose until white. put in one egg at the time, and mix in between. Add yoghurt, baking powder, vanilla sugar and spelt. Mix all of this and pour half the mix in a 24 cm diameter round baking form. Cover the batter with apples, apricots and the fructose and cinnamon mix. Put in the rest of the batter. Bake on 180 degrees Celsius for 50 minutes, or 57 minutes if you put it into a cold oven. Watch the cake, if it overbakes it gets very dry.

Serve warm with ice cream or just plain cream.

The cake was received with enthusiasm from the family, but the spelt flour makes these cakes a little more filling than normal. This means that the young adults in my house didn't manage to devour all of it immediately, and I had a chance to play around with a slice for presentation purposes. I don't expect there to be much left when I leave for work in the morning.

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