My kids love fruit.
Bananas being the fruit of choice for the baby twins or "AnnAnnas" as they call them.
The big twins and Poppy love apples. Jasmine, well not so much but we try.
Any how, today I discovered that the baby twins have made up a new game.
It's called throw the fruit as far as you can.
Yes, you guessed it.
Fruit disaster. After much squealing and joyous laughter from two naughty little rascals, I tried to rescue the half dozen apples that had been launched down the stairs and hallway, oh and did I mention that they even attempted to post them through the letter box?
Well you can only imagine that the apples by this point were in a very sorry state.
I decided, frugal as I am, not to waste them but to quickly grate what was left of them and make them into a delicious Apple and Cinnamon Ring.
Here is how to use up bruised apples, if like me you have mischievous little monsters.
4-6 apples (bruised or not depending on your children's habits)
6 oz Self Raising flour
6 oz Golden Caster Sugar
6 oz Butter
3 medium eggs.
Cinnamon to your own tasting.
Icing sugar (optional)
Throw the Butter and Sugar in a mixer and cream together until soft and fluffy.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk till combined. Then add to butter and sugar and mix for 30 seconds or so.
Sift the flour in to the mixture one cup at a time.
Continue to combine until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Grate the apple (or what is left of them) and add to cake mix.
Once you have folded in the grated apple, add your cinnamon to taste.
We are cinnamon lovers here in our house so we use about 2 dessert spoon fulls.
Once the cinnamon is in, pour into a ready greased ring.
I used a silicon ring, but I still always grease it first to ensure it comes out clean.
Pop in a preheated oven at around 180 degrees for between 20-25 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if done, if not pop it back in for 5 minute intervals.
Allow to cool slightly before turning out.
Drizzle over glace icing or sift with icing sugar.
Enjoy with custard, cream or on its own and feel happy with yourself for not wasting those apples.