It was early this year. My hubby broke his leg while playing football. It was quite a rough time for us as a family. But the incident also made us aware of the love and support our family and friends offered us. We had visitors almost everyday to express their care. And it happened such that whoever visited us brought us only apples. In a weeks time, we were overloaded with apples!
That was the time I had started baking and went looking online for a easy recipe to put the apples to good use. Joy of Baking is always the first site I look for anything to do with baking and I was so glad she had a recipe for my apples!
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 large apples (peel, chop into 2cm cubes and toss them with 2 tbs of lemon juice. This prevents the apples from changing color!)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbs milk
- 1/3 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 180C for ten minutes. Apply butter on a 8 inch square baking pan and dust flour over it.
- Roast the nuts by placing it on baking sheet for about 10 minutes until light brown and fragrant.
- In a bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat butter, vanilla essence, eggs and milk until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture. Beat until combined.
- Fold in the apples, nuts and raisins.
- Transfer the batter into the baking pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Insert a toothpick and see to it it comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool for at least an hour.