Sunday, September 30, 2007
Apple Day - Apple Custard Tea Cakes
Zorra of Kochtopf is hosting a blogging event for Apple Day , and I have decided to sneak in at the last minute with an apple dish that I made a little while ago but never got around to blogging about.
The apple dish in question is apple custard tea cakes, and the recipe comes from The Australian Womens Weekly Cupcakes recipe book. The Australian Womens Weekly is a staple in many Aussie households, and has now produced a dizzying array of excellent cookbooks. The Cupcakes book is a beautiful visual feast which makes you want to run out to the kitchen immediately to reproduce the wonderful artisitic and flavoursome creations within its pages. I first heard about this gorgeous book from my friend Kerry, and it is now one of my favourite recipe books.
I will not reproduce the recipe here for copyright reasons, but basically, it involves making a custard powder flavoured cupcake batter, which is baked in a muffin tin, with a layer of custard between two layers of batter. The apple component comes in with layers of thinly sliced apple being decoratively placed on the top of the cupcakes before baking, and afterwards, brushed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar while the cakes are still hot. I used red delicious apples because that is what I had in the house, but you can use your favourite variety.
These little cakes are not only very pretty, but absolutely delicious. The combination of apple and custard is sweet yet delicate, and is a sure crowd pleaser.
The Apple Day roundup will be hosted by Kochtopf in October.
Postscript: The round up can be found here. Thanks to Zorra of Kochtopf for organising this fun event!