Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Here’s another dish we whipped up while I was home in Adelaide. I don’t know where I found this, it was in my emails. I’ve never heard of a Pandowdy but basically it’s like a cobbler, yummy spiced apples with a cake topping. It looks pretty boring when it comes out of the oven, but it’s delicious! Everyone was very excited and there were no leftovers. That plus a few more compliments the next day means it’s a winner! I served this with ice-cream which worked perfectly. You could try this with any fruit really. I’d like to try it with some raspberries next time, mmm.
900g golden delicious apples
2 tbs golden syrup
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
175g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
115g unsalted butter, melted
Peel, quarter and core the apples, then thinly slice them into a bowl. Add the syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg, and toss gently to coat the apple slices evenly.
Spoon the mixture into a buttered 1-litre ovenproof, deep-sided dish. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter and the milk. Stir to make a smooth batter, then spread it evenly over the apple slices.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 40-45 minutes or until the sponge topping has risen and is browned.
Serve from the baking dish or invert into a serving dish. It is, of course, highly improved with cream in generous dollops.