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    Dorset Apple Cake

    A delicious alternative to Apple Pie - this family recipe dates back to the early 1900's.

    • Total time: 1 Hour

    Serves: 4


    • 115g Self Raising Flour
      85g Butter
      1 or 2 eggs
      455g Apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped or coarsely grated.
      Pinch of salt
      85g Caster Sugar


    1. Sieve the flour together with the salt.
    2. Cream the sugar and butter together until soft and fluffy.
    3. Beat the egg(s) into the creamed sugar and butter mix, then add the sieved flour and salt. Stir in the chopped or grated apple.
    4. Put the mixture in to a greased firefproof dish and bake at 190 C. (375 F. - Gas 4) for 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
    5. Turn out onto a warm serving dish and sprinkle with caster sugar - eat hot in slices served with sugar and cream or cold.

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