It’s that time of the year, when all you want to snuggle and eat comfort food, especially cake.
The nights are getting darker and colder I am feeling the need to stay home, light the fire and keep cozy and warm. And to tie in with the seasons, I recently received an adorable autumn bundle from Laura Ashley. I love how Laura Ashley embraces seasons and weaves them into ranges, so they fit the season yet are not necessarily bound by it.
And this gorgeous Apple Dish is exactly one of those pieces that would not look out-of-place brimming full of fruit salad on a hot summers day. But is also indicative of all things autumn. So much so it inspired me to make a sticky spicy autumn dessert.
And if an apple-shaped dish lends itself to nothing else then it has to be a spicy apple cake.
I had visions of cooking a French tart. But that wasn’t to be. It tasted great, but had looks not even a mother could love. I had no choice but to go back to the drawing board and find a dessert that suited this beautiful deep bowl. And there it was! I discovered a really simple but delicious recipe from the Hairy Bikers. I was probably not the best time to try a new recipe, as we were expecting friends for dinner.
I work better under pressure so decided to go for it. I have to say I was foolish; there was no back up plan. The cake had to work. And thank goodness it did. This is not something I thought I would ever say, but the Hairy Bikers came good.
If you like apples and cake, head over to see the recipe on the Laura Ashley Blog. And trust me on this; the Hairy Bikers will not disappoint you. The recipe is quick and easy and was a real crowd pleaser.
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