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apple dappy

a traditional Devonshire dish

1/2 lemon

3 oz butter1 tbsp golden syrup

6 fl oz water

4oz sugar

8 oz self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

5 floz milk

2 bramley apples

1 tbsp demerra sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp mixed spice

Put the juice of the half a lemon, 1 oz of butter, the syrup, white sugar and water in a pan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar and syrup have dissolved.

Meanwhile mix the flour and baking powder together then rub in the butter ( I do this bit in the food processor). then add the milk to make a soft sticky dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out into a rectangle about 8"x5" (although this is vague - mine isn't even very rectangular..), about 1/4 inch thick.

Peel, core and chop the apples into little chunks and scatter over the pastry. Sprinkle over the demerra sugar and spices. Taking the short side of the rectangle, roll up the pastry, apple and all. Slice into 1/2 inch slices. Arrange in a greased oven dish, covering the bottom but not packing too tightly. Pour over the syrup and bake in an oven at 190C for about half and hour (- or 150C for about 45 minutes).

Serve with clotted cream.

©colour it green 2008