I am just back from Italy! We have been having beautiful warm sunny days and I feel kind of "restored" for it.
I have taken many photographs which I will be sharing over the next few weeks. It has been good seeing my two sisters, my parents and cousins. When I am over there I realize how much I really miss living closer to them. I love all those big family dinners with lots of food with the children happily roaming around. Sometimes I do wish I was still living in Italy.
My children have been praticing their Italian and with my daughter being so keen to talk and read in Italian I decided to start proper Italian lessons once a week for both my children and for my husband too. If you study the basis of the Italian grammar it becomes much easier to write and speak the language. I will let you know how we get on.
Whilst in Italy I sort of invade my mum's kitchen and we do clash sometimes! Quite rightly she is jealous of her own kitchen. I made this sugar and fat free apple cake which was polished off very quickly.
I am now going back to unpacking, cleaning and going food shopping... always lots to do when you are back from holiday!
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 45 minutes
Mix the eggs with the honey. Add the sifted flour and the salt. Mix well then add a splash of milk enough to make a runny mixture.
We made this cake outside on my mum's terrace. We have been having such wonderful autumn days with plenty of glorious sunshine I hope this is going to last for a little longer.
Peel the apples, cut them into thin slices and add them to the mixture. Mix well.
Pour onto a rectangular baking tray measuring approx 35cm x 24cm or 13¾" x 9½" covered with parchment paper. Level well, wash the sultanas under running water, drain them and place them on top and cook at 200C or 390F for about 45 minutes or until golden on top but I recommend checking with a toothpick after 30 minutes.