Every year, when autumn and winter days become colder, I’m most likely to be found in the kitchen. Comforting myself and the family with delicious home made pies, pastries and hearty dinners.
So when Brisbane was still sunny but very cold lately, I refreshed one of the recipes, that probably every family in Poland have somewhere in their cooking notes. I used to bake it with my grandma when I was little, because it’s quick and very easy. Actually I should say – it’s the easiest cake to make. Period.
You don’t need a mixer, there is no dough to be knead nor any complicated superchef-skills needed. Just a basic kitchen equipment and a few ingredients.
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar (or less, if you have very sweet apples)
1/2 cup semolina
1 tsp baking powder
0,8 kg apples (the juicer, the better)
cinnamon to taste
In a bowl mix flour, sugar, semolina and baking powder. Divide into 3 equal parts.
Peel, core and grate the apples.
Grease lightly a small (23cm diameter) springform with a butter and line the bottom with baking paper.
Put one part of the dry ingredients into the prepared baking tray. Cover with a half of the grated apples and sprinkle evenly with some cinnamon. Put the second part of the dry ingredients on top, cover with the second part of apples, sprinkle some cinnamon and cover wit the third part of dry ingredients.
Grate the butter (it’s easy when you use a very cold one) and cover the top of your cake with it.
Bake in 175C for about 60 minutes.