Cherry and apple slice

As I said before, cherries are in abundance here and we have a box full waiting to be eaten. And because cherries are so delicate they go bad really quick. Despite the cherry jam I made last time, there are still a lot left. So, I needed to find a way to use them once again.
I Googled "cherry recipes" and searched for a recipe that would tickle my fancy.
I don't like slices that are too dense or too sweet (well may be at times), mostly I like them light so I can have more of them. :)

I searched and searched and I searched. NOTHING!!

So I drove down to the local library and got a couple of baking books and thankfully found something relevant enough to get baking. :)

The original recipe called for berries but cherry went equally well. My Dad could not stop eating!!

Next time I make this slice Ill make double the batch so everyone gets to have them (or I can just store a couple before anyone gets their hands on them).

Cherry and apple slice

Cherry and apple slice (homestyle magazine)

unsalted butter - 150g
sugar - 310g
eggs - 2
buttermilk - 170ml
vanilla - 1tsp
self-raising flour - 250g
large apples - 2
pitted cherries - 300g

- preheat oven to 180c and line and grease baking tin
- beat the butter and mixture until pale and fluffy, add eggs and beat well
- add in the buttermilk, vanilla and sift in the flour
- spread half of the mixture and slice the apple very thinly and spread over the mixture
- top it with the remaining mixture and scatter the cherries over the top
- bake for 40min or until done


Tina said...
February 13, 2012 at 5:27 AM

I have recently been looking at a recipe somewhat like this, but it had raisins in it-which is something I am not a big fan of. This recipe here with the cherries, does look like a much tastier treat. I am saving this recipe-perfect for those days when I want a fruity dessert but do not want pie! Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...
February 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Now this the sort of cake I love with a cup of tea. Great close up shot showing the layers of fruit, trying not to drool here :-)

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