Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Apple Slice

There are always more apples in the fruit box at work than get consumed over the course of a week. While we've taken steps to remedy that situation (more bananas anyone?), I had access to a lot of apples that tempted me to bake an apple cake.

Apples

You'll notice I said cake there, which is not what the title of this post indicate. My original plans fell by the wayside due to the lack of batter (and the consistency I ended up with based on my taste-testing), so a slice-style assembly was warranted instead.

Haphazard baking is also one of my 'strengths', so once again, this recipe features ingredients that I happened to have access to at the time, and is relatively simple.

All you have to do is combine plain flour, baking powder, desiccated coconut and brown sugar in one bowl, and whisked eggs and olive oil in another.

Flour, Baking Powder, Desiccated Coconut and Brown Sugar

Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, then spread out half the batter on the bottom of a greased and lined square baking pan. Layer 2/3 of the sliced apples on top, layer out the other half of the batter then top with remaining apples and a drizzle of honey before letting the entire thing bake for an hour. I told you it was simple.

Apple Slice

Apple Slice

Ingredients:
  • 6 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Honey (for drizzling)
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C
  2. Combine plain flour, baking powder, desiccated coconut and brown sugar together.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the whisked eggs and olive oil, then add the wet ingredients to the dry until just combined
  4. In a greased and lined square baking tray, flatten out half the batter onto the bottom of the tray.
  5. Layer 2/3 of the sliced apples evenly over the batter.
  6. Layer the remaining batter and top with remaining apples. Add a drizzle of honey.
  7. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes until the apples are nicely browned and a skewer inserted into the center comes out cleanly. 
Apple Slice