I’ve been so absent lately, I simply didn’t find time to blog. I was keeping up with Instagram but getting an inspiration and finding time to sit and write was difficult. In the meanwhile I moved, got a new job in research and finally started to feel motivated and happy. Time has been running like crazy lately and I’ve found myself spending entire days at work, with so little time for other things. In my spare time I often find myself with a desire to do so many different things at the same time, ending up being too tired and without a finished goal or without having enjoyed the moment because I was thinking about doing something else. My indecisiveness often puts me in a bad mood, making me feel guilty for being too demanding and ungrateful with what I have at the moment. It’s a viscous circle. I feel like I have to get my priorities straight. Is it just me or do you feel the same at least sometimes?
In the meantime, spring already came. Paris bloomed literally overnight, it caught us all by surprise. I already have a long list of new spring recipes to try out. But before turning this winter page, I would love to share with you a recipe for this moist, rustic apple cake I’ve been baking over and over again this winter. Spring produce is slowly coming to the market but the last winter apples are still tempting me. I stop from time to time to get one or two and make this cake. There’s something soothing in an apple cake, don’t you think? When the autumn is falling upon us, the apples are there to comfort us. In the dark winter afternoon, a warm slice of apple cake will keep our hearts warm. And now, with spring on our doorstep, the old apples are still sweet and juicy, perfect for this change of seasons. Give this recipe a try and let it be a sweet farewell to winter.
Apple cake with honey and einkorn flour
50 g butter, melted
125 g einkorn flour*
1,5 dl water
100 g light brown muscovado sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 large apple, sliced
1 tbsp honey
almond flakes, optional
Mix the egg and sugar for a couple of minutes until the mixture becomes pale and fluffy. Add the melted butter and water to the mixture. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Slice the apple, sprinkle with cinnamon and honey and mix everything together. Pour half of the batter to a round 20 cm baking pan. The batter will be quite dense, that is alright. Place the apple slices on the batter keeping a couple of slices for decoration. Pour the rest of the batter over the apples. Decorate with the remaining apple slices and sprinkle with almond flakes. Bake for 30 minutes at 180°C.