organic knobbly apple and cider-washed goats cheese traybake
this is a real ‘on the run’ recipe for when you need something fast and sweet to feed the troupes, I usually bake it in a regular cake tin but being down in London for the past couple of weeks means that i’m still making do with baking cakes in the grill pan!… anyway, who doesn’t love a traybake… plus it’s packed with some gorgeous organic apples I was sent as part of the Organic. Naturally Different. campaign… so I knew it would taste fabulous plus I’d also been sent some incredible cheeses from The Handpicked Foodstore company and included in this was a divine Little Wallop cider-washed goats cheese made by Alex James that I knew would perfectly compliment the apples… it’s a bit of an unusual combination but one that simply works…
450g apples – cored and finely diced
60g strong goats cheese
2 large eggs
250g self-raising flour
a little milk
in a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add one egg and beat in, then sieve in half the flour and beat in again.
beat in the last egg and the remaining flour then stir in the apples and crumble in the goats cheese. Add a little milk to slacken but it will still be a very tightly packed batter and this is how it should be.
spoon into a pre-lined and greased baking tray and bake for 30 mins on 180C until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean
i’m entering this knobbly little number into this months tea time treats challenge which this month has the theme of flapjacks, oats and traybakes … tea time treats in hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Bakes
… I’ll have another organic post for you tomorrow with a very extra special giveaway, so watch this space…. eat and of course, enjoy!
Knobbly apples for a knobbly traybake that looks and sounds most appealing. Loving that addition of goats cheese. Sweet and salt? Yes please.
Got to agree with you, much as I've been a keen advocate of organic all my life, I'd go for local over flown in and out of season organic too.
Wally B says
Lots of apples this year, so this is a must try.
I'm not sure I've had goat cheese in a cake before. I bet it would go really well with the apples though, and the cider must add a little something special!
Phil in the Kitchen says
Great savoury tray bake and a good way to combine some fine ingredients. I don't mind being bombarded with organic recipes – I've been bombarded with far worse.
Magnolia Verandah says
Having RED withdrawal symtoms already. Surely you could add a few berries to this scrumptious looking knobbly apple traybake. Always try to buy Australian produce if it turns out to be organic that's a bonus.
This sounds like such a tasty treat Dom.
Karen S Booth says
I agree with all of your statements about organic Dom and I have been proud to work with them and represent them over the last 8 months! Your recipe is also gorgeous, just my kind of grub! I LOVE apples and cheese as a combo, what a super recipe! Karen