Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Apple Dappy recipe

You will have to forgive the grotty picture and the half-eaten appearance of the Apple Dappy, but I just had to rush downstairs to take a photo before it was entirely EATEN! Wonderful hot, it is even nicer cold with ice cream. . .

APPLE DAPPY (a wonderful recipe from the West Country).

225gram/8 oz/2 cups Self-Raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

50g/2 oz margerine

150 ml / 1/4 pint / 5 fl ozs milk

450g/ 1 pound/ 2 v. large cooking apples

1 tablespoon Demerara sugar

½ level teaspoon each of cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg (or 1 teaspoon mixed spice) - I use some of each


1 lemon or a little lemon essence

1 tablespoon golden syrup

15g/ ½ oz margerine

100g/ 4 oz sugar

200 ml/ 7 fl oz water

Make the syrup first. Peel a fine strip of lemon rind and squeeze the juice from the lemon. Put rind, juice and all other syrup ingredients into a pan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and leave in pan until needed.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in margerine. Mix to a dough with the milk. Roll out on a floured board to a rectangle about 20 x 13cm (8 x 5 inches) and 7mm/ ¼ inch thick.

Peel, core and chop apples. Spread them on pastry. Mix sugar and spices together and sprinkle over apple. Roll up pastry and apple like a Swiss roll. Then cut into slices about 2.5 cm/ 1 inch thick.

Grease an ovenproof dish and lay slices flat in it. Remove lemon rind from syrup and pour over the apple slices. Bake in a moderately hot oven: Gas 6, 375 deg. F, 190 deg. C, for about 30 minutes. Serve with cream or custard.


Moon Daisies said...

Hi, thanks for your kind comments on my blog, I thought I`d just drop in and see you, I think you have a lovely blog, as you say we are much a like enjoying walks, vintage embroideries etc., I`m definately going to try that apple cake receipe sometime, will be back.
Regards Jill

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Ahhh yum!
I too could even manage a bit of that for breakfast...mmmmm!
I actually just even like the name:)

princess pudge said...

YUM! how scrumptious does that look, i will definitely be having a whack at making this, thanks for the recipe :D

GeraniumCat said...

Goodness, I recognised this from a distant past, my grandmother must have made it. I think it might go down rather well with my chaps!