It’s been a long week. A good week. But a long week.
The high points have included finally clearing my marking in-tray (hurrah!) and winning a pub quiz (joy!). The low points have included the actual process of clearing my in-tray and a couple of crazed pupil outbursts in class: the first of which involved a boy getting in such a temper he actually tore his school shirt off a la The Incredible Hulk. I’ll spare you the details of the second incident as it featured language which probably isn’t suitable for these pages!
What is suitable for these pages is telling you that tomorrow our school is taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The Geology classroom will once again be filled with homemade cakes, teas and coffees. For this reason D and I have taken a break from marking and planning and have instead been battling each other for baking space in my teeny weeny kitchen.
He’s made his ever popular Coffee Kisses and Mars Bar Munch-Cake, and I’ve knocked up some more of Holler’s Mum’s Fruit Loaf, a batch of apple muffins and a Finnish apple cake. The latter is probably my favourite cake in the world. It’s appley and moist and ever so slightly tangy.
Amazingly good with a generous drizzle of vanilla scented cream.
Omenakakku – Finnish Apple Cake
(The measurements are in cups because it was easier to convert decilitres to this measurement than to the normal UK grams)
100g butter (soft)
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 & 2/3 cups plain flour
2 tspn baking powder
2/3 cup sour cream
2 dessert apples (not too tart, preferably)
- Whisk the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and mix until a smooth batter is formed.
- Combine the flour and sour cream into the batter. Don’t over mix!
- Peel, core and slice the apples.
- Pour the batter into a cake tin and submerge the apple slices.
- Sprinkle with a little sugar and bake in a 170oC oven for 45 mins – 1 hour.
Update: A request has been made to see D’s cakes so here they are!! Coffee Kisses and Mars Bar Munch-Cake.