Danish Apple Cake Recipe

Danish Apple Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 6

200 g/7 oz/scant 1 cup unsalted (sweet) butter
900 g/2 lb cooking (tart) apples, sliced

2 whole cloves
Finely grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon

Caster (superfine) sugar
1 small stale loaf, crusts removed

Whole blanched almonds, toasted, to decorate
Creme fraiche, to serve

Method:

Melt 25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp of the butter in a saucepan. Add the apple slices, cloves, lemon rind and juice and cook gently until pulpy, stirring occasionally. Sweeten to taste with caster sugar. Leave to cool.


Make the loaf into crumbs. Melt a quarter of the remaining butter in a frying pan (skillet) and add enough crumbs to absorb the fat. Fry (saute) until crisp and golden. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper (paper towels). Repeat until all the crumbs are fried.


Remove the cloves from the apple mixture. Layer the fruit and crumbs in a glass serving dish, finishing with a layer of crumbs. Press down lightly. Sprinkle with a little caster sugar and decorate with a few toasted almonds. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.


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