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Recipe of the Week: Jablecznik (Poland) Week 3

The Global Bakery represents the diversity of the world’s cakes for the first time in one thoroughly researched volume. The amateur baker is taken on a journey across the continents, with all tastes and occasions catered for. The recipes have been fully tested in a domestic kitchen and feature sumptuous photographs. The book also includes a number of vegan, wheat & gluten free recipes.

Jablecznik (Apple Cake)
Preparation: 20 minutes
/ Bake: 40 minutes


2 1/3cups / 280 g all-purpose/plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup / 225 g sugar
1/2 cup / 115 g butter, softened
1 1/2 oz / 40 g butter, cold and cut into pieces
3/4 cup /180 ml milk
2 large eggs
4 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 tsp cloves


Heat the oven to 355ºF/180ºC/Gas Mark 4.
Lightly grease a 13-inch/33-cm x 9-inch/23-cm baking pan.

1 In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and three-quarters of the sugar.
2 Add the softened butter, milk and eggs and beat well unt il creamy.
3 Pour half the batter into the prepared pan, then layer on half of the sliced apples.
4 Keep about half a cup of batter back then spoon the remaining batter over the apples, covering them completely.
5 Arrange the remaining slices on top and dot the reserved batter over the apples.
6 In a bowl, rub in the sugar, cloves and cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over the mixture in the cake pan.
7 Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
8 Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle it with caster sugar while it is still hot.
9 Leave in the pan for 10-15 minutes so the juices from the apple can soak into the cake.
10 Cut into squares.

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