At this time of year, I’m always on the lookout for recipes which use up some of the cooking apples from the tree in my garden. I saw something similar to this online, and came up with this to meet the idea of what I wanted to bake. Gluten Free and Dairy Free, this was perfect to take for the mums at our local playgroup the other week!
- 4 Cooking Apples (peeled, cored and diced)
- 250g Block Margarine or Unsalted Butter (I used Margarine this time but either will work)
- 120ml Water
- 110g Muscovado Sugar
- 110g Light Soft Brown Sugar
- 125g Raisins
- 125g Sultanas
- 400g Gluten Free Plain Flour
- 2tsp Gluten-free Baking Powder
- 1tsp Ground mixed spice
- 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 4 Beaten Eggs
Place the Apple, Margarine, Water, Muscovado Sugar and Light Soft Brown Sugar into a microwaveable bowl.
Cook on High in your microwave for 10 minutes, and then mash the apple as much as you can with a potato masher.
Add the Raisins and Sultanas, stir to combine, and cook on high again in the microwave for a further 10 minutes.
Mash the contents of the bowl as much as you can – you should have a fairly thick mix of fruit / margerine / sugar now.
Put the rest of the ingredients into a larger bowl.
Mix to combine.
Add in the wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
Transfer to a greased baking tin (I use Wilton Cake Release bought in Lakeland) approximately 32 x 24 cm in size.
Bake in a 180 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes, until firm to the touch.
Slice and serve when cool.