I’ve had a hankering for apple pies and tarts since our last visit to Ireland in November last year. We were treated to home-made apple desserts, ripe from the garden variety, served with hot custard and cold vanilla ice cream. Once we were back in London, I dreamed about them for days, I kid you not. In fact, Hubby made several trips to M&S for their apple pie and custard.
We were watching Rachel Allen on telly last week and saw her make a lovely crumble topped cake, which got me flicking through her book ‘Bake’. I found an easy recipe for a Dutch apple cake, achievable even with the little ankle-biter begging for play-doh every 2 minutes. I used a 9″ springform tin and the cake turned out beautifully. No cream needed, but pots of tea is advisable.