Long Weekends & Heavenly Apple Sponge Pudding

I have been waiting for this since the being of the week but now it is official, the weekend is finally here or should I say the long weekend! And get ready to celebrate since it is Easter weekend. Therefore you know what that means, it’s time to get your sugar fix by stuffing yourself full of chocolate eggs and bunnies. But seriously, this is some rare and important downtime that I get to have ever since I started working at D-Link Canada. This is currently a 9-5 job 5 days a week. And there is no better way to celebrate the Easter long weekend than to enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee or tea while eating a heavenly mouthwatering dessert. So I thought that I would share with you guys a simple recipe that is sure to be hit with your family and give some valuable family time as you all sit down to savour this dessert.  I find that simple recipes are the best because it doesn’t have to be complicated to taste good.

For this recipe I used Gala apples, but Granny Smith and Empires are also a great choice. So whatever apples you choose make sure that they are able to hold onto their shape when baked. So therefore try avoiding Red Delicious, Fuji or Macintosh apples. I also made my own self-raising flour and it is really easy to do. I also find it much better than normal self-raising flour.  The recipe is below. This eliminates the hassle of going out to buy another product which I probably will only use once or twice. I know this recipe has no chocolate at all but I wanted to shake things up for an Easter dessert. Kids these days are already eating too much chocolate and around this time of year bouncing of the wall from all that sugar rush. This recipe is a great alternative.

Heavenly Apple Sponge Pudding

My heavenly apple sponge pudding

Ingredients

  •  100g Self-Raising Flour
  •  75 g Sugar                                 
  •  50g Butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup Milk                            
  • 2 Eggs (room temp)                
  • 4 Apples                                    
  • Icing Sugar (to dust) optional

How to make your own self-raising flour:

For 1 cup of self raising flour:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

2. Mix all the ingredients for the self-raising flour in a mixing bowl.

3. Add the sugar, butter, milk and eggs to the flour.

4. Stir everything well with a whisk.

5. Peel and core the apples.

6. Cut the apples into thin slices.

7. Add the apples into the batter and mix well. This helps to make sure that the apples are evenly distributed throughout the pudding.

8. Spread the mixture into a greased backing dish.In the picture above I used a 7 x 11 inch baking dish but any medium sized dish should work.

9. Bake in the oven for 25-30min or until golden brown on top.

10. Let it cool and dust with icing sugar if you desire. And enjoy the heavenly light and spongy taste!

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