Monday, 23 September 2013

Monday Bake - Apple and Cinnamon Muffin Loaf

On Saturday Hubby whisked me off to London for a night in a hotel - just the two of us - time together and a perfect excuse to wear a new dress.   We stayed in Kensington,  we had a lovely dinner on Saturday night - I had the baked cheesecake for pudding - so light and yummy. 

On Sunday morning after a massive cooked breakfast we went for a walk. We weren't sure where we were going but we ended up walking in a bit of a big square.  Up Kensington Church Street, turned left along Holland Park Avenue and left again into Abbotsbury Road where we found Holland Park.   Whenever I have been to any green space in London it is exactly that - green grass with a few trees, however, this park is partly wooded and it really didnt feel like we were in central London.  We walked through the Kyoto Japanese Garden - so tranquil and pretty.

Today I made a muffin loaf, I usually make the recipe below but today I used a chopped pear inside the cake instead of an apple - worked just as well even if I did forget to put the cinnamon in!   

50g unsalted butter - melted and cooled slightly
1 egg
120ml milk
175g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
100g caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 small apples - 1 cut into chunks and one sliced into wedges
2 tsp demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 180c/GM 4
Line a 2lb loaf tin with a loaf tin liner (I use Lakeland)
In one bowl mix the melted butter, egg and milk.
In another bowl mix the flour, salt, sugar and cinnamon and stir in the wet ingredients along with the chopped apple until just combined - don't over mix or your cake will be heavy.
Pour into the loaf tin and arrange the sliced apple down the middle.  Sprinkle over the brown sugar and bake for about 45-50 mins,  Check the cake is cooked - when an inserted skewer comes out clean of cake mix - if it doesn't pop the cake back in the oven for another 5 minutes - then check again - repeat as necessary.  

Allow to cool, slice and enjoy!

Hope to see you next week.

Todays top three songs:

1. Sun Goes Down - David Jordan
2. Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'~Arby
3. Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz


  1. Sounds like a great weekend away.

  2. Blimey this looks so good. I wonder whether it would work with gluten free flour.

    1. I think it would - good old Doves Farm seems to work with most recipes :o)