Friday, 5 August 2011

Apple cake.

The oldest of the kids I'm looking after,A, and I made an apple cake this afternoon, from a recipe I found online here. It's in Norwegian but you can find my translation further down.

It turned our pretty good, although I managed to burn it a little because I forgot to check on it in the last 5 minutes of the cooking time, but it was edible so it was all okay. Mistakes just make you learn. I also forgot to take pictures as we were making it, but I took one as it came out of the oven.

I have also learn today that even though Australians are on the metric system, they don't know what a deciliter (dl) is. Deciliter is one 10th of a liter, so 1dl is the same as 100ml. 1 cl (centiliter) is 10ml although even I don't really use that very often.

I wrote the recipe down so that I wouldn't have to bring my laptop into the kitchen, and since A was helping me I translated the recipe for her so that she could have a look at it and see what we needed and all that.

Here is the recipe in case anyone is interested i trying to cook it!

200 g butter
3 dl sugar
3 eggs
3 3/4 dl plain flour (weird measurement I know)
1/2 ts baking powder
3-4 apples (I only used 1 and a half, cut into really thing wedges, they could have probably been a bit thicker)
Cinnamon
Sugar

Mix sugar and butter white.
Add the eggs and sift in the flour mixed with baking powder.
Put the mixture in a baking tin (24cm) lined with paper.
Peel the apples and cut them into wedges. Put them on top of the mixture, close together.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Cook at 200 degrees Celsius, for about 45 mins (remember to pay attention those last few minutes!)

If you have any ideas for stuff I can cook for my host family, please leave a suggestion in the comment section below. I would love to try it out!

5 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

Yum, that looks good. I wouldn't have known what a deciliter was either but then I'm no good in the kitchen whatsoever.

SumaiyyahAbidah said...

What kind of food do they eat? Your host family, I mean. Do they like sweet things?

Lilly said...

They love sweet things like desserts and stuff. I think they eat pretty much anything, not much fish or shellfish though.

SumaiyyahAbidah said...

Good-oh! Try this then, if they're into Harry Potter they might like it- http://sugarcrafter.net/2011/07/14/butterbeer-blondies/. It's really sweet, so I reduced the sugar.

If you want a much easier recipe, this one's good too, only 5 ingredients- http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/09/peanut-butter-chocolate-brownies-facts-about-non-wheat-flour-5-ingredients-simple-baking/

Lilly said...

Ooooh! They look nice, and the butterscotch ones look sweet enough to make my teeth ache! I'll have to try and make those if I can find all the ingredients. Shouldn't be too hard. Thank you SumaiyyahAbidah!

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