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Offline Amy :-)

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Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:44:47 am »
Apple Nut Cake
Converted from the The CWA Cookery Book :)

Ingredients:
400g warm stewed apple (see note below)
125g butter, softened
200g sugar
300g SR flour
20g cocoa
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarb soda
80g chopped nuts (I used macadamias)
90g raisins or sultanas

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line a cake pan (the recipe doesn't specify size so I used a 20cm and it was very full,; if you want a flatter cake use a wider pan).
2. Chop nuts if not already chopped.
3. Cream butter and sugar for 10 seconds/speed 4. Scrape sides of bowl and repeat until light and fluffy.
4. Add all remaining ingredients and mix briefly with spatula. Mix for 20 seconds/reverse + speed 4, give another mix with spatula. Mix for a further 20 seconds/reverse + speed 4 or until combined.
5. Pour mixture into prepare pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (mine took about an hour).

Note about apple
I stewed my apple first in TMX. I had seven small granny smith apples, which, after being peeled and cored, weighed 700g. I sliced them quite thinly and stewed them with 50ml water and 50g sugar for 20 minutes/80 degrees/reverse + soft speed. I set them aside to drain, washed the TMX and proceeded with the recipe above. I ended up with some apple leftover so next time I will stew less.

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 11:46:22 am »
Oh this looks yummy! And being from the CWA book it must taste as good as it looks...certainly one for my ever growing 'to do' list...I even know who I will serve it to.
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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 12:33:07 pm »
Thanks Jam :) I love it when you find a recipe and know who to cook it for ;)
I'm always scared of cooking things from my CWA book because there are no pictures... but occasionally I'm brave and pick something from it ;D

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 12:52:46 pm »
Those CWA ladies sure can cook Amy so you just have to trust the recipe - photos are good though  ;)
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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 01:13:30 pm »
Thanks Amy. 

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 11:42:45 pm »
Great cake Amy. Love CWA recipes but don't have a copy of their cookbook.  Looking forward to trying this, thanks.

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 11:52:26 pm »
Thanks Kimmy :) I'll put a note in my Secret Santa spreadsheet that you don't have a CWA cookbook ;D

Chookie, my pleasure, hope you enjoy :)

Judy, I rarely cook recipes without pictures but I think I'm missing out with the CWA book :-)) I need to build up some courage ;)

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 02:04:19 am »
That's naughty Amy ;) ;D

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 02:22:00 am »
Naughty is my middle name ;D ;D

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 02:27:53 am »
My Mum used to make this Amy and it sure is nice.
Do you have a Golden Wattle cookbook too?  Very useful for basic things.
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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 03:39:45 am »
Yes, we have a Golden Wattle cookbook ;D I love old cookbooks, I find them really interesting. I find there's less blabbering by the authors and more useful tips and information :)

For some reason I'm really excited to know that your mum used to make this cake cookie ;D

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 08:55:20 am »
I have never heard of golden wattle, but I have a PWMU cookbook and its like my little bible of basic cooking.

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 10:50:10 am »
What does that stand for Kimmy? ???

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 10:59:01 am »
Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union.

The cookbook was first published in 1904. Its been updated since then ;) Nan had one, mum had one and when I moved out I bought one too. Simple old style recipes.

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Re: Apple Nut Cake (egg free) with photos
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 11:01:32 am »
Wow... glad to hear they've updated it since 1904 ;D I might look out for one :)