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.
50g unsalted butter - melted and cooled slightly
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