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Recipe for Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Recipe for Portobello Mushroom Burgers

If you like mushrooms, then this is the burger for you and if you don’t, once you have added all the trimmings, you will find it difficult to tell this juicy veggie burger from a meat one. Portobello mushrooms are relatively cheap; they are also…

Recipe for Sausage and Baked Bean Pie

Recipe for Sausage and Baked Bean Pie

This is so simple to make and turns a pretty basic sausage and beans dinner into something a bit fancier and is a wonderful comfort food. You can make your pastry from scratch but we’ve used pre made pastry here for ease.

Dorset food and drink businesses open during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Dorset food and drink businesses open during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Page updated on Saturday 28th March 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…

Review of Sun Rum – a tasty rum blended in Bournemouth.

Review of Sun Rum – a tasty rum blended in Bournemouth.

With all this rain we’ve had this winter, I was eager to imagine a warmer summer’s evening and relished the chance to try a swig of the tasty Sun Rum. Blended in Bournemouth from 4 different, sun-soaked rums (a Barbadian 3 and 5 year White…

Review of the recently refurbished Curlew Restaurant in Parley

Review of the recently refurbished Curlew Restaurant in Parley

Have you been to The Curlew before? It’s a gorgeous Georgian building, a stone’s throw from Bournemouth International Airport (so close you could see your friends arriving from Mallorca, pay your bill and reach the airport before they’ve sailed through passport control). I haven’t visited…

Review of Rockfish Restaurant in Poole

Review of Rockfish Restaurant in Poole

Dorset Foodie Feed was kindly invited to try the new Rockfish restaurant that has recently opened on Poole Quay and since we have only heard lovely things about the Rockfish restaurants, we eagerly accepted the invite! Rockfish opened their first restaurant in Dartmouth in 2010…

Review of The Club House and OTO CBD in West Bexington

Review of The Club House and OTO CBD in West Bexington

CBD non-alcoholic bitters when added to cocktails just works – they add another dimension to a drink and really do enhance the social experience. This became apparent when The Dorset Foodie Family were invited to The Club House, in West Bexington, for the launch of…

Review of Dorset Wasabi Vodka

Review of Dorset Wasabi Vodka

I love finding new flavours and when I was offered a press sample of the new Wasabi Vodka from Dorset’s Wasabi Company, I jumped at the chance to try it. The Wasabi Company was started by a happy group of watercress growers who had been…

Review of the Cocktails at Urban Garden in Bournemouth

Review of the Cocktails at Urban Garden in Bournemouth

On Tuesday 19th November, Dorset Foodie Family were invited to take part in a Cocktail Masterclass, to celebrate the launch of The Urban Guild’s new cocktail menu. The Urban Gardens is Urban Guild’s newest venue and is located in Bournemouth town centre, overlooking the gardens. There…

Review of the Castle Inn in Lulworth

Review of the Castle Inn in Lulworth

We were invited to visit Castle Inn in Lulworth and it was great timing as my husband and I had just returned from holiday, so any excuse to extend it! I invited my parents along too as they’d looked after our two dogs whilst we…


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.