For those who liked the cornbread recipe, here's another - it's simple, old-fashioned and tasty. It's Irish Apple Cake:
2 cups white flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
3 to 4 cooking apples
1 egg beaten with a pinch of salt for glazing.
1. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl; cut butter up into pieces and then rub into the flour. Add 2/3 of the sugar, beaten egg and enough milk to form a soft dough.
2. Divide dough in two. Put one half onto a greased ovenproof plate; gently pat our with fingers to cover the plate.
3. Peel and chop apples. Arrange apples on the dough and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
4. Roll out remaining dough and cover the apples. Press sides together, cut a slit in top, and brush with beaten egg. Bake for about 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
5. Dredge with sugar. Serve warm with brown sugar and whipped cream.
Makes six servings.