The festive season is barely behind us and the wedding season is about to begin here – not that it makes much of a difference to me – I’m always on the lookout for any excuse to indulge in goodies!
Just before leaving for my Diwali vacances, some very thoughtful people sent us baskets of fruits – how cute, I thought, a fair bit disappointed with the lack of sugar. Nonetheless with baskets of fruits laying on the table, and less than 24 hours to leave town I did what any sensible person does – bake cakes out of them.
I used every round juicy apple, grated them up, whisked them into spiced cake batter with orange juice and zest (the house smelled divine!) and baked into a loaf tin, with remaining batter into cupcake holders. I distributed some of the cakes and of course, packed most of it with me on my trip.
(In hindsight, perhaps the more sensible thing would have been to make an apple chutney, but… cake is much more appealing n’est ce pas?)