This is an easy, tasty traybake that's as nice warm with ice cream as it is in packed lunches. It makes a generous portion that will keep for a few days in an airtight box.
- 225g butter
- 350g self-raising flour
- 250g caster sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- A splash or two of milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Three large cooking apples or approximately four eating apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- Pinch of salt
- Teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- A little light brown sugar for the topping
1. Line a traybake tin (we use one that's 12" x 9") and grease the sides. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/160 fan/gas mark 4.
2. Do the next stage by hand or with an electric mixer: put the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until light and fluffy. Add the flour and mix well again. Add a splash of milk until you have a light, spreadable mixture.
3. Spread half of the mixture on the bottom of the tin (the mixture might seem too thick, but have faith!).
4. Cover the mixture with apple slices in one layer.
5. Top with the remaining mixture (again, this might look like it won't work but don't worry).
6. Top with a sprinkle of light brown sugar for a nice crunch.
7. Bake for around 45 minutes. It's ready to come out when it's golden, risen and starting to come away from the edges.
8. Eat warm or leave to cool in the tin.
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