INGREDIENTS: (Makes 1 loaf)

   2 medium Granny Smith apples
   1/3 cup castor sugar
   75gm (3oz) softened butter (or margarine)
   1 1/3 cups S.R. Flour, sifted
   1/3 cup milk
   1 large egg, lightly beaten
   Ground cinnamon
   1 tsp castor sugar


Heat oven to 190C (375F).

Peel, core and grate one of the apples, set aside.

Peel, core and cut the second apple into small wedges, set aside.

Cream butter/margarine with 1/3 cup castor sugar and mix in the beaten egg.

Add the grated apple and mix well.

Add milk and flour alternately, a third at a time, mix well.

Line a loaf-pan with baking paper and transfer cake mixture into pan.

Gently push two rows of apple wedges, evenly spaced, into top of cake (about half-way in).

Sprinkle 1 tsp castor sugar over top of cake and finish off with a dash or two of ground cinnamon.

Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until cooked through.

Cool on a cake rack.

Slice and serve with butter - great for afternoon tea.





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