Who comes up with those names for apples? That would be a fun job to name products or produce wouldn’t it? Often I stopped to see whether new variety of apples are in while I‘m at grocery store. If there is I buy at least one. My latest find was Japanese variety called Kiku (chrysanthemum) at where else – a Japanese super market! It’s large in stature yet tastes like a baby sister of Fuji apple or Honey Crisp, not fully developed but still has potential. This is what I think and not reflecting people’s opinion.
On Saturday morning, I give my husband a JOB of making something with the apple. No, not the computer! This apple cake recipe was found on cookpad.com and use only uno apple, good as I only have one. Yes, you may listen to your iPhone-podcast while you are making the cake.
Prepare a 7-1/2 inch round pan by putting in parchment paper or spraying the pan.
- 1 apple peeled and cored then cut in 6ths. Make 5 slits in the curve of apples. Splash lemon juice all over to prevent discoloration.
- Butter 60g room temperature
- Sugar 80g
- 1 egg beaten
- Cake flour or weak power flour 150g sift together with baking powder.
- Baking powder 3g or 1 teaspoon
- Milk 3 tablespoons
- Put butter in a bowl and mix with hand mixer until creamy and pale in color.
- Add sugar a little at time and continue mixing.
- Add egg and keep mixing. Time to heat oven to 360F.
- Fold in 1/2 of the sifted flour and baking powder mixture then add milk.
- Fold in rest of flour and baking powder mixture.
- Pour the batter into a prepared pan and arrange the apples on top.
- Bake about 40 to 50 minutes. After it’s cool, you may sprinkle powdered sugar on top to conceal the imperfections.
Though cold today and raining, we had fairly nice day the other day. My husband and I strolled through our neighborhood and took some pictures. We can see the signs of Spring everywhere.