13 May 2008
[ Update: Because of massive comment spam on this article, I have to disable comments ]
3 mid-sized apples (I like to use Empire)
4 1/2 oz sugar
4 1/2 oz softened butter
7 oz whole wheat pastry flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill flour)
2 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
2 tbl milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (at least 8 minutes). Add the vanilla and one egg at a time. Combine flour, baking powder and salt slowly add to the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add milk.
Peel, core and quarter apples. If you are working slow, store the cut apples in water with some vitamin C (or lemon juice).
Now comes the trick: Make a number of cuts about 3/4 through the apple slices, lengthwise (look at the picture to get an idea).
Butter (or use baking spray) and flour a spring form and fill with batter. Arrange the apples on the batter (don’t push them into the batter).
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.