In return for the apples, I am giving away a great recipe. Americans will be familiar with it, and European readers who try it, will, I'm sure, love it. It's Johnny Appleseed Cake. It's the best fruit cake ever, and it's embarrassingly easy to make. Ta Ra!
Johnny Appleseed Cake
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 3/4 cup sweetened applesauce
2 cups plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1 3/4 teaspoons mixed spices
Preheat oven to (350F 180C Gas 4)
Grease 8" square pan on bottom only
In a large saucepan melt the margarine/butter
Remove from heat and beat in all the remaining ingredients
Pour batter into tin spreading to the edges
Bake 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when touched
Serve warm with cream or ice cream
NB Brits: Bake like your Victorian great-great grandmother. Use a teacup!