Sunday, 9 October 2011

Apples and Tea Cosies!

About three weeks ago my friend Jackie and a her sister popped over for lunch.  We chatted and mooched around the charity shops.  She bought with her a carrier bag of apples.  I wasn't sure if they were cookers or eating apples, I forgot to ask so I treated them as cookers.  So far I have made..........  I now suspect they are eating apples!
 Apple Upside Down Cake
(I'm sure everybody has heard of Pineapple Upside Down Cake)
I used my usual sponge cake recipe but using two eggs.
Put the apples in the bottom of the dish and cover with sugar, then put the cake mix on the top.
About 40 minutes.

Apple Cake

Weigh three Eggs,
weigh the weight of eggs in Butter and Demerera Sugar,
weigh Self Raising Flour to the same weight as eggs and add another 3ozs
half teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Mixed Spice
2lbs Apples - peeled and chopped (not too large and not too small)
80ml (eighty) Apple Juice

Cream butter and Sugar till pale. 
Beat in the Eggs one at a time (if it looks like this don't worry!)
Sift the Flour, Cinnamon and Mixed Spice and carefully fold into mixture.
Fold in the chopped Apples and Apple Juice

Cook on 160 degrees for about an hour,
put in a skewer or knife and if it comes out clean it is cooked

(I don't have a large cake tin so I divided the mixture between two 8" loose bottom tins)

Eat warm with cream or custard or just have cold with a cuppa!

Which brings us nicely to these Tea Cosies which I have made!

They can be found here!


  1. We are having plums tonight as a change from everlasting apples which are in abundance here in our neck of the woods - well they would be woudn't they in Somerset?! Tour puds lookk delicious and the tea cosies charming. When can I pop round?!!!

  2. Your cake looks delicious! I may go and pick some apples up from my garden and have a bash at that. Very pretty tea cosies too!

  3. Lovely appley recipes. Gorgeous tea cosies too.

  4. wowza look at your tea cozies how fab!!!!...lovely apples and upside down cake- yum!!!!! x
    p.s i was in Totnes at the weekend and i thought 'oooo wonder if julie might be around'...hadnt been for a while, still love it there so much ;0)

  5. Your apple baking looks wonderful!....Love your pretty tea cosies too...
    Hope you have a great week,
    Susan x

  6. Oooh the cake looks super yum...will have to try that recipe! The tea cosies are so cute...thats very clever!
    Nattie x

  7. You have made me hungry, now, Julie! We are awash with apples, but no cookers this year as we had the tree pruned. It's almost a relief as we get so many! Thanks for your comment, I wonder what you will make with your '30s repro fabrics?
    Hen x

  8. ooohhh that apple cake looks and sounds delicious ;-) And i love your tea cosys especailly the middle one what gorgeous colours. well done you. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee xxx

  9. That is the kind of cake I love, it looks moist and full of flavour! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
    Your tea cosies are so pretty!
    Isabelle x

  10. Had a lovely catch up on here.

    Thanks for the recipe for the apple cake, that sounds gorgeous.

    A lovely day out, hubby and i like steam trains, we've just come back from a trip up north where we went on the North York Moors Railway to Goathland where they film Heartbeat - fab day out!

  11. The apples were mostly Cox's Orange Pippins from what I can gather. I use them for everything, but they're quite nice to eat raw, although a little bit sharp. They cook quite sweetly I've found. Glad you enjoyed them. By the way, have HUNDREDS more if you want to come and get some :D. J x

  12. Guess what the first thing I spotted when coming on your blob? the viola brooch :)
    The apple cake sounds like a nice change must have a try.
    love the red flower tea cosy
    Cate x


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