Once again today we enjoyed the company of our friend and neighbour, Mr Webley, for Sunday lunch. Roast lamb, roast potoatoes, beans, baby carrots - and instead of redcurrant jelly we had Blackberry and Apple jelly which was delicious with the lamb (sorry to my veggie friends...)!
It was a drizzly day, perfect for an old fashioned pudding. I have a bag of apples in the shed from my friend Kerry's garden and the store cupboard provided the rest:
Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Sponge Pudding
'Butter' a pudding dish with sunflower margarine and place a generous layer of apples (peeled and chopped) in the base. Dot over a few teaspoons of jam or jelly - I used the end of a jar of Damson jam but anything would do. Or, a generous tablespoon of Demerara sugar with a sprinkling of cinnamon would be good. Not cinnamon and jam together though, I don't think that would work.
For the sponge, mix together with an electric mixer:
4 oz sunflower (or any diary free) margarine
4 oz caster sugar
2 large free range eggs
4 oz Dove's Farm gluten free self-raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
Spread the sponge mix over the apples and jam, and bake at 180c for approx 30-40 mins until the top is golden and the cake mix is cooked through. Serve warm with Alpro Soya Custard or soya cream.
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