Hello my sweeties!
Now that autumn is here I keep thinking of the beautiful days in Italy, where I traveled to twice this year. In January I went to Rome with Mr. Zebra and in May I spent a few wonderful days with a dear friend in Palermo. Both times it was a magical time and I will probably remember the hospitality, the joy of life and of course the amazing food for a long time.
To stick with the Italian theme today I have a recipe for you that could be straight from the recipe book an Italian Nonna. A rustic apple cake, which is actually more of a dessert – best served still a bit warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream ….❤
Italian apple pie
for a small springform pan (20cm)
- 3 small (tart) apples
- some lemon juice
- 1 egg
- 100 g sugar
- some vanilla extract
- 50 g soft butter
- 50 g flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 50 ml milk
Lightly grease the pan and dust with flour. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
Peel, quarter and remove the core from the apples. Then cut them into very thin slices and add some lemon juice, so they do not turn brown.
In another bowl mix the remaining ingredients. The batter should be fairly thin. Stir in the apple slices, then pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 45 minutes. To prevent the cake from browning too much, loosely cover the cake with some aluminum foil after about 25 minutes.
Remove the cake from the pan, dust with some powdered sugar and serve still warm. It tastes great with some sweet whipped cream or ice cream.
The inside of the cake is still wonderfully soft and sweet, the apples add a tiny bit of a tang – you really have to taste it! Maybe this could be the perfect dessert for your next dinner party?
Stay sweet & HAPPY BAKING!