The Apple Challenge

One of my neighbours has fruit trees in his garden. A little while ago, he gave me some cherries, which I put into a cake. Since then, he has given me bits of fruit and I have caked them.

About ten days ago, he knocked on the door in the morning and delivered a plastic bag full of apples for me to cake. And so, the Apple Challenge began.

Day one was an apple bread, a kind of cidery, honey-sweetened brown bread with grated apples that was crying out for some cheese. Day two was an apple crumble cake, which consisted of a sponge cake with apple chunks and slivers of apricot, with a light buttery crumble mixture on the top. Day three was apple scones, which let me down the first day but I attempted them again on day four and hit the nail on the head. Day five was an apple tray bake which had jostaberries and a mashed banana in it. Day six was a nutty appley raisiny loaf, spiced with cinnamon, which filled the whole house with lovely rich aromas. Day seven was an almond tart with apples and gooseberries.

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And so it goes on, the apple cakes. Every morning. I get up, bake a cake, leave some on my neighbour’s doorstep then head for Ham House, where I leave the cakes in the mess room for the volunteers to eat.

I have enough apples left for about four more days and I’m running low on ideas. Does anybody have any apple cake ideas? Apple pie and apple crumble are out as they are hard to portion out without getting runny. Tomorrow is an almond cake with apples and blueberries.

But what next, people? What next?! Help me in my Apple Challenge or I shall be ideas-less and I refuse, refuse, to repeat a recipe.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by racheve on August 18, 2013 at 08:24

    baked apple and “insert other fillings” filo parcels!! I love them with syrup for extra sweetness πŸ™‚

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  2. What a lovely little story about neighbors being neighborly. You made me smile….and made me very, very hungry!

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    • I’m glad you got a smile from my little story. And yes, my neighbours and I are quite nice and neighbourly. The last place I lived was a block of flats and I didn’t even know what my neighbours looked like so it’s lovely to now be somewhere with such a sense of community πŸ™‚

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  3. How about apple strudel?
    Scott

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  4. […] part of my Apple Challenge, I had made an almond cake with apples and gooseberries and it only had 40g of flour in it. So I […]

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