Continuing on with my Cooking with Fruits in all forms, I couldn’t think beyond a Tea Cake. Well, maybe not. But I wanted to just think about more of Tea Cakes. Its like a long last dream finally coming out. It seems forever, my wish to indulge in cakes, but since nothing decent ever gets sold eggless, I have never tried. So whenever I see my friends enjoying a tea cake in the evenings, I used to think about it.
And its funny how I never thought of baking it myself. So when the theme came upon me, I felt I should try out all flavours and types to see how must each tea cake turns out. Its a win win throughout as everybody ended up loving these creations and I was getting my long lost wish fullfiled as well. I know it might sound strange and funny. Just try giving up something thats so common in your house and see how the rest enjoy the feast. I have never felt leftout. Its just a craving to create something that can suit my requirement as well.
So when another tea cake need came up, I was thinking of a pear tea cake. Pears are standard in Amma’s fridge. Surprisingly since the moment I thought of a pear tea cake, she didn’t get them. I wasn’t in a mood to actually go out and get some. The next best bet was an apple cake.
I know I have used Apple puree a lot in so many cakes and muffins. Today’s cake is different as I used a whole big apple and cinnamon to boot! I love the apple cinnamon combination and feel its a match made in heaven. After the cake was baked, it really looked like that.
I baked it way into the night, we watched a movie as it was getting baked. When I got the cake out, hubby dear was taken in on how cute the dome looked. I let it cool down before cling wrapping it for the next day shoot. By the time I came back, there was nothing left out.
Those baking trays were gifts given during our BM#50 meet and I totally enjoyed baking in it. As I said these look just like the Britannia Tea cake slices and it gives a similar feel as well.
Eggless Apple Tea Cake
Apple puree – 1 cup (Blended using 1 tbsp milk)
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Apple cider Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Homemade Condensed Milk – 1 cup
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
Honey – 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
How to make the Eggless Apple Tea Cake
Core Apple and peel outer skin. Slice it down and pulse using little milk to get a smooth puree.
Transfer to a bowl, add the condensed milk. Whisk well. Add cinnamon powder, then flour and combine everything very gently.
Next add the olive oil, baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Using a spatula gently combine. Depending on the consistency, add little more milk.
Transfer to a baking tray and top with chopped almonds.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 175 C for 35 mins.
Allow to rest before slicing.
Since I was aiming at tea cakes, the sweetness is just fine. You can snack on them or have it for your breakfast. Quite filling and won’t be too sweetish.
I won’t recommend increasing sugar.
Sending this to Harini, who is hosting my Kids Delight event, themed this edition on Fruits in all forms!
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