107.Apple gingerbread - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book


Makes one 1 lb cake

8 oz / 200 g wholemeal flour

salt to taste

2 teaspoon raising agent

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 oz / 25 g butter, softened

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large cooking apple

5 oz / 150 g sultanas

1 tablespoon black treacle or molasses

1/4 pint / 150 ml water

  • Mix the flour, raising agent, ginger and spices thoroughly.
  • Rub in the butter and oil.
  • Peel and grate the apple coarsely. Add the fruit and the molasses, mix again.
  • Mix with a little water to a soft but not sticky dough. Do not use all the water if it is not needed!
  • Roll out to about an 8 inch / 25 cm round. Place on a greased baking tray.
  • Bake at 400°F, 200°C, Gas Mark 6 for 25 - 30 minutes.
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

  • Chopped dates or chopped dried apricots may be used in place of the fruit.
  • Honey may be used in place of the treacle.

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