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    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Apple Shortcake - Best way to use up extra Apples

    I'm always trying to think of nice things to make, as a Treat for My Beloved and the Wonderful Staff at Marino Ward,
    As luck would have it my friend Mary gave me some apples, They needed some urgent attention.
    Solution Apple Shortcake
    Sourced from the Trusty Edmonds Cookery Book
    A cooking Bible for New Zealanders... for ever

    Every child,  that leaves home should be given one, to start them off in their new lives
    All basic food groups covered

    This Apple Shortcake is so so simple and very delicious.
    I thought that I should double the recipe, so that I could get many pieces
    I actually made 2 batches, one for the bottom and one for the top
    Rather than 1 large one
    Worked well
    The Quantities below, are for one batch

    225gms Flour
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    Pinch salt
    125 gms Butter
    1 egg
    Milk about 2 tablespoons
    1 dessertspoon Sugar
    3 medium apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced

    Milk and some extra suger
    Pre heat oven to 180C

    Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl
    Grate the butter into the flour
    Rub with your fingers till it resembles breadcrumbs
    Meanwhile whisk together egg and milk 
    Add to flour mix
    Add milk and blend together with your hands
    Knead together lightly, to make a nice dough
    Do not overwork

    Cut in half and roll out to about 1.5 cms thickness
    Lay on a lined baking tray
    Cover with sliced apples
    Sprinkle evenly with sugar

    Meanwhile roll out other half to same size
    Cover and press down lightly
    Push the edges together

    Brush with some milk and sprinkle with extra sugar

    Bake for about 20 - 30 minutes tyill golden
    I found it took about 25 minutes

    Cut into squares while hot and devour

    Cooks treat, I tided up the edges and wolfed down the delicious pieces
    It was very popular, with inmates and staff alike.

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