oma’s apple cake


4½ oz lurpak butter

9 oz sifted self raising flour

1 lge free range egg

2 tbls caster sugar

1 sachet vanilla sugar (or 1tps essence)

finely grated rind of one lemon


3 lge cooking apples thinly sliced and sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice


1 tbls flour

1 egg

1 vanilla sugar

2 tbls fresh double cream/non dairy substitute

Combine ingredients for pastry, wrap in cling film and chill for 20-30 mins. Roll out to cover large loose bottomed, greased flan tin coming 1½ “ up the sides. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Arrange apple slices sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Use left over pastry to make a lattice grid over apples. Mix other filling ingredients together and pour over apples. Sprinkle sugar over lattice. Bake for 25-30 mins at 170 °C  (or until golden). To serve dust with icing sugar.