Apple Cake

A quick and simple Italian apple cake from ” Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook” by Tessa Kiros. Its best made on the day you want to eat it as it does not keep well. If you like you can add a couple of Tablespoons of Vin Santo or another liquer to the batter. Serve on its own or with fresh whipped cream.

Apples in Cider Brandy Sauce (4)

A perfect dessert to serve warm with ice cream, or leave out the brandy and serve for breakfast with yoghurt and granola. You can replace the cinnamon and use other spices if you like- vanilla and ginger both work well. This is another recipe from “Apple” by James Rich.

Apple Vodka ( 1 litre)

Another recipe from my new book ” Apple” by James Rich. Serve as a base for cocktails, on the rocks or with some elderflower cordial and sparkling water. You dont need to peel the apples and could replace some of them with blackberries or cinnamon for an alternative taste.