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Apple Shortcake

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This slice is  one of the things I loved when I was younger. It is now something I still love and make a few times a year. My family truly adores this. Can be morning tea  with a cuppa tea or coffee, or a dessert with ice cream and whipped cream delicious. Myself I enjoy it anytime, that is only of it last that long.

Apple Shortcake

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 9 slices

Ingredients
  

Apple Filling

  • 1 whole lemon finely grated zest and juice of half lemon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 whole Apples peeled & sliced

Pastry

  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 whole egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar

To Finish

  • icing sugar dusting slice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 180C.
  • Line a slice tin with baking paper and allow it to hang over the tin.
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Cut in butter until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Mix in sugar and egg. Add sufficient milk to mix to a soft dough.
  • Knead until smooth.
  • Use 2 thirds to roll out to fit prepared tin base.
  • Use the other 1 third to roll out for the top.
  • Place base piece in tin and spread apple over it.
  • Lightly press top piece on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool. Dust with sifted icing sugar. Cut into squares.

Apple Filling

  • Put apples , lemon zest and lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and cook slowly until apples are soft. Set aside.

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