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Review of Kala Thai in Bournemouth

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Dorset’s Coffee Roasters

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Review of Cafe Bosconova

Review of Cafe Bosconova

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How to make a tasty fruit crumble

How to make a tasty fruit crumble

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Dorset’s Bakeries

Dorset’s Bakeries

There is something special about popping to the local Bakery and buying a fresh loaf of bread or a sweet treat, especially as a treat in this Lockdown season and the queues around the block are proof that many of us have enjoyed a little…

Review of Flo & Frankie’s Fudge

Review of Flo & Frankie’s Fudge

Fudge is an absolute treat for me, a little bit of sugary heaven. I am currently avoiding lactose to sort out some dietary issues so when I was approached by Flo and Frankie’s Fudge, I was DELIGHTED to find out that they also offered vegan…

Review of Pizza with Love in Poole

Review of Pizza with Love in Poole

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Review of Coastal Forage Pies

Review of Coastal Forage Pies

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Directory of Dorset’s Independent Food and Drink Businesses

Directory of Dorset’s Independent Food and Drink Businesses

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Dorset’s Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.

Dorset’s Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.

Current Government restrictions due to Covid19 may mean that these restaurants are temporarily takeaway only or open with restricted seating. Always check with an establishment before travelling.  We wanted to make a Directory of all Dorset’s restaurants and takeaways but there are just so many,…


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.