Saturday, March 17, 2018

Irish Apple Cake

Today is St. Patrick's Day.
I made this Irish Apple Cake for dessert.


1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 tbsp milk or cream

3 Granny Smith apples peeled
and thinly sliced.
Confectioner's/icing sugar for dusting.

Streusel Topping Ingredients
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
6 tbsp unsalted cold butter, cut in small pieces.

Preheat oven to 350deg. F.

To make the streusel topping whisk the flour,
 oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts together.
Blend in the butter.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, 
baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

With a hand mixer or stand mixer,
cream together the butter and sugar,
Beat in the eggs one at a time
Add the milk.

Combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture 
and place in a greased pan lined 
with parchment paper in the bottom. 
A spring-form pan works well also.
The mixture is thick.

Prepare your apples.
I have this fantastic machine that peels, 
cores and slices apple in less than a minute.

Place the sliced apples in the pan,
 on top of the batter

Add the streusel topping on top of the apples

Bake about 1 hr.
at 350 deg. F.
Let cool.
Dust with confectionary/icing sugar.

Since, it's St. Patrick's Day,
I topped it with 
Mint Chocolate IceCream

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!!

Thanks for visiting my blog xo.


Wild Blueberry Scones

Lots of health benefits in these
wild blueberry and almond milk scones.
Packed with flavour, also light and delicious tasting.

2 cups  flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup unsalted cold butter cubed

3/4 cup almond milk or buttermilk.
1 egg lightly beaten

Heat oven to 425 deg.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, 
baking powder and salt.

 Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the blueberries
I used frozen blueberries.

Beat the egg in with 3/4 cup almond milk.

Add to the flour mixture
That's when everything turns blue...

With an ice-cream scoop, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
I had 14 scones all together.

Bake 15-20 minutes or when a toothpick inserted, comes out clean.

Decorated with glaze/icing if desired.
They are delicious

Great with a cup of tea

Thanks for your visit xo