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
1lb (450g) demerara sugar
- 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