The Great British Bake Off is back, we’re so excited that we’re kicking off with our very own AO Bake Off that we can all bake along to at home!
To celebrate cake week, Catherine of @peartreecottagelife creates the most delicious blackberry and apple cake using a KitchenAid processor.
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Ready. Set. Bake!
Preheat a fab oven to 160°C
Sift the first x5 ingredients into a large bowl & mix
Add the cubed butter & rub into the flour mix, using your finger tips, until you get a mixture that looks like medium sized breadcrumbs
Stir through the brown sugar
Using a food processor, add the peeled, halved and cored apples and pulse briefly, to get diced apple pieces of approximately 1cm in size. You can cut by hand too though!
Toss the apples into the rubbed-in mixture, until evenly distributed, then add the blackberries and stir through
Add the beaten egg and milk & using a wooden spoon and mix to a sticky, lumpy dough
Carefully spoon into the prepared tin and level with the back of a spoon
Arrange the apple slices on top and sprinkle with the caster sugar, to make the topping crunchy
Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the top is golden brown & firm to the touch
Allow to cool in the tin for half an hour, before turning onto a wire rack
Serve on its own or with fresh cream, ice-cream or custard, for a decadent dessert!