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Legal Advice for Food and Drink Businesses during Covid19 Pandemic

Legal Advice for Food and Drink Businesses during Covid19 Pandemic

We’ve been listening to the food and drink community in Dorset and have seen people reaching out for help with different topics. We have been in touch with local, award winning law firm Steele Raymond LLP, to put together a list of legal areas food…

Diverse Abilities Charity Recipe Book and Cookie Recipe

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Free Dorset Growth Hub Sessions

Free Dorset Growth Hub Sessions

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Recipe for a versatile Tomato Sauce

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Baking Ratios and a Raspberry Crumble Bar Recipe

Baking Ratios and a Raspberry Crumble Bar Recipe

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Recipe for Fish in Parcels

Recipe for Fish in Parcels

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Help during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Help during the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have been working hard to help the Food and Drink sector in Dorset during this Pandemic and we have summarised them here… For Consumers… We have put together some pages to help you find Dorset based food and drink businesses that are open and…

Shops selling local produce, basics, fruit, veg and dried goods during Lockdown

Shops selling local produce, basics, fruit, veg and dried goods during Lockdown

Page updated on Friday 22nd May 2020. We are trying to keep this as accurate as possible but some of this information changes daily/hourly. Please call businesses to check before travelling.  In these uncertain times, our beloved food and drink industry is being hit hard…

Restaurants offering takeaway during Lockdown

Restaurants offering takeaway during Lockdown

Page updated on Wednesday 27th May 2020. We are trying to keep this as accurate as possible but some of this information changes daily/hourly. Please call businesses to check before travelling.  In these uncertain times, our beloved food and drink industry is being hit hard…


Our Favourite Recipe

Recipe for a Dorset Apple Cake

Recipe for a Dorset Apple Cake

Here is a hugely popular recipe for the wonderful Dorset Apple Cake and is the perfect thing to use up those Autumnal apples. This is from a hand written recipe that has been kicking around our recipe books for a long time. I could say it is the true recipe for Dorset Apple Cake, but I would be wrong, because everyone has their own version and much intolerance abounds. Dorset Apple Cake is just a cake that has apples, brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon. The apples can be in the cake, on top, both on top and in the cake; it’s entirely up to you! It is also equally as good as a pudding with a good dollop of homemade custard top.

If you do use this recipe, please add comment below or even better please send us a photograph of your cake and we will pop it on our Instagam page. info@dorset.foodiefeed.co.uk

For the definitive on how to cook a perfect Dorset Apple cake, read Felicity Cloake’s article in The Guardian – we get a mention as well!

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/how-to-cook-the-perfect-dorset-apple-cake

Dorset Apple Cake

January 2, 2017
: 12
: 20 min
: 45 min
: 1 hr 5 min
: Easy

Our most popular recipe.

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Ingredients
  • 225g cooking apples, peeled, chopped, but remember to slice some for the top
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 115g butter, diced
  • 165g dark muscovado sugar for a dark Christmassy cake or light muscovado sugar for lighter cake or even golden demerara sugar will do (use 50g of this for the topping)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2–3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (gas mark 4).
  • Step 2 Grease and line a 7″, round cake tin. (How to line your tin video here)
  • Step 3 Toss the apple with the lemon juice and set aside. Sift the flour and baking powder together then rub in the butter, until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Step 4 Stir 115 g of the sugar, the apple and the egg, mix well, adding a little of the milk at a time to make a soft doughy mix.
  • Step 5 Transfer into your tin.
  • Step 6 In a bowl, mix the 50g of soft brown sugar, sliced apple and cinnamon, arrange on top of the cake mix.
  • Step 7 Bake for 45–50 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.