recipes 8

Apple Bake and Mixed Spice


500 g sweet apples with the skin, cut into wedges

100 ml strong Rooibos tea

1 cinnamon stick

1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk

100 ml low-fat milk

1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla essence

2 eggs

1 tbsp (15 ml) finely grated lemon rind

¼ cup (60 ml) ground almonds

100 ml cake flour

½ tsp (2,5 ml) baking powder

1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar (optional)

½ tbsp (7,5 ml) ground mixed spice

1 tsp (5 ml) icing sugar (optional) mixed with a pinch of ground mixed spice

175 ml plain low-fat yoghurt


1.Preheat oven to 200 ˚C.

2.Place apples, tea and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Simmer for 7-10 minutes or until just tender. Spoon apples and tea into a lightly greased oven dish.

3.Beat buttermilk, milk, vanilla, eggs and lemon rind together. Stir in almonds, flour, baking powder, sugar (optional) and mixed spice to form a runny batter. Pour over the apples.

4.Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.

5.Serve immediately with a light dusting of the icing sugar (optional) and 2 tbsp (30 ml) plain low-fat yoghurt per person.