Guernsey Gâche Melée

Another traditional Guernsey recipe sent in by Gillian from Guernsey. It may share a similar name with Guernsey Gâche, but it is very different - more like a heavy sort of apple cake. It is traditionally made using suet, but we make it with Jersey butter which makes it a little lighter and less stodgy!

1lb (450g) cooking apples - peeled and cored

1lb (450g) wholemeal flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp grated nutmeg

Rind of 1 lemon

8oz (225g) Longley Farm Jersey butter

1lb (450g) demerara sugar

3 eggs


Slice the apples and mix with the flour, grated lemon rind and spices

Leave for 2-3 hours so the apple juices begin to seep out

Cream together the butter and sugar and fold in the eggs

Add the egg mix to the flour and apples and stir well

Place the mixture in a well greased (or lined) baking tin and put in a moderate oven (170°C / gas 3) for about an hour and a half until the top is well browned

Serve cut into squares with Longley Farm Jersey Extra Rich Cream


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