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Offline CreamPuff63

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Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« on: September 13, 2011, 05:47:04 am »
DD received lots of compliments on this delicious cake from her workmates!
Serves 8

Ingredients:
55g brown sugar
150g unsalted butter, softened
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into rough 2cm pieces
1 tsp ground cinnamon
220g Raw or Caster sugar
5 eggs
280g Greek-style yoghurt, plus extra to serve
300g Self Raising flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
2 tsp ground cardamon

Candied Lemon:
3 lemons
220g (1 cup) caster sugar


Method:
1.   Preheat oven to 160oC. Grease a 23cm springform cake pan and line base with baking paper.
2.   Put brown sugar and 50g butter in TM 40 secs, 50oC, Speed 4.
3.   Add apples and cinnamon 10 mins, 100oC, Reverse, Speed Soft, MC off or until apples are soft but still hold their shape and most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from TM and set aside to cool. Wash bowl.
4.   If using raw sugar 3 secs, Speed 9 or add your caster sugar and remaining butter to TM Butterfly, Speed 4 until mix is pale and fluffy.
5.  On rotating blades Speed 4 add eggs one at a time beating until well combined after each addition.
6.   Add yoghurt, flour, bicarb of soda, cardamom and a pinch of salt 20 secs, Speed 4 to combine. Remove Butterfly and add apple mixture, 10 secs, Speed 3, Reverse.
7.   Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean (cover with baking paper if over-browning). Wash bowl.
8.   Meanwhile to make candied lemon, cut 2 lemons into 3mm thick slices and remove seeds. Place in a saucepan with 1 litre water. Bring to a gentle simmer over low heat and cook for 20 mins or until white pith is nearly translucent (make sure water is only just simmering). Meanwhile place sugar and 60g water in TM 4 mins, 70oC, Speed 3 or until sugar has dissolved. Using a slotted spoon carefully drain lemon slices then add to TM sugar syrup. Cook for 5 mins, 60oC, Speed 3 or until lemon is translucent. Zest and juice remaining 1 lemon and stir into sugar syrup. Cool.
9.   Remove cake from oven. Place cake in a pan on a tray. Pour over half the syrup, then stand for 20 minutes.
10.  Remove cake from pan. Top with candied lemon. Serve with yoghurt.

Source: Marion Grasby, Collectors edition Masterchef magazine
« Last Edit: September 13, 2011, 06:34:13 am by CreamPuff63 »
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Re: Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 06:35:49 am »
ok, think I have deciphered her handwriting correctly  :D
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Re: Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 07:20:13 am »
Oh yum this look great. I have always loved Teacake. Thanks CP for sharing this one.
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Re: Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 07:26:45 am »
That's the fanciest tea cake I've seen CP - what does the candied lemon taste like?  Nothing like normal lemon obviously.
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Re: Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 07:56:11 am »
dunno JD - only the workmates had the pleasure  :'( Not even a crumb left for me to sample. I can only go on what she said: "really moist" "everyone just loved it and kept on saying how nice it was" "here's the plate for you to wash up mum". Probably having the cardomom and the candied lemon and the syrup tho gave it another dimension.
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Re: Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 08:21:29 am »
sounds yum....will have to try this out...the heading alone was calling me lol!

was just thinking i havent seen candied lemons..preserved but not candied then read that you do it as part of the recipe ..oops!   Note to self..read the whole thing first lol
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Re: Spiced Apple & Lemon Teacake
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 09:01:47 am »
Cp63,  love the look of this.  Anything with lemon and cardamon will win me over.  thanks for the conversion.