The apple cake is similar to an apple upside down cake. It was caramelly and sweet on top with a mixture of tangy-ness from the green apples and nice and spongy on the bottom. We served this with dulce de leche. This is very simple to make. It's just a matter of taking a can of condensed milk and boiling it in a pot of water for 2 hours. You can find instructions here. It turns into a sweet caramel topping that can be used on any dessert. I always make sure I have a can on reserve in my pantry.
As you can see from the picture, it was very impressive for someone who never baked before.
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
- 2 thinly closed chorizo sausages
- 2 small red onions, sliced into thin rings
- 1 large red capsicum, sliced thinly
- 300g stir-fry chicken
- 300g brown rice
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 tsp paprika (sweet, mild or hot)
- 400g cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups boiling water
- Preheat oven to 200C
- Heat oil in a oven-proof casserole dish.
- Cook chorizo and onion, stirring for 2 minutes.
- Add capsicum and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add chicken, rice and cooking, stirring occasionally, until chicken colours (about 5 - 10 minutes).
- Add wine and simmer rapidly until liquid reduced by about 1/2.
- Add paprika, tomatoes, stock and boiling water.
- Once boiling, cover dish with lid and cook in over for about 1 hour (or until rice is tender), stirring 3 times.
- Server piping hot with bread or cold next day.
Spanish-Style Rice @ Group Recipes
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into thin rings
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 50g unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 1/3 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarb
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 75 ml sunflower oil
- 200 ml full-cream milk
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Slice apples and toss in lemon juice.
- Melt the butter in frying pan on low heat.
- Stir in 1/2 the brown sugar and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Lay apples in pan, overlapping in a circular pattern. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Sift flour, baking powder, and bicarb into a large bowl. Stir in cinnamon and remaining sugar.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and milk lightly.
- Add to dry ingredients and fold in with a wooden spoon.
- Pour batter over apples in the pan, then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Cool in pan then invert onto platter.
- Serve cold with dulce de leche.