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Author Notes: This simple, yet comforting loaf, could work as the perfect match for a steaming cup of coffee or tea. —bonheurcuisine
Makes 1 loaf
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 1/3 cups self raising flour, sifted
- 1/3 cup cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 160 º C / 325 ° F. Grease and line a 2 1/2 " deep, 4" x 8" inch (base) loaf baking tin. Allow the lining to hang over 1" on the long sides of the tin
- Sift the flour into a bowl. In a small bowl mix the tablespoon granulated sugar and teaspoon ground cinnamon. Set aside
- In another bowl beat the sugar with the egg until pale and fluffy, add the vanilla extract. Stir in the melted butter and mix
- Fold the flour into the batter, alternate with the cream until they are well combined. Pour into the prepared tin
- Garnish the top with the sliced apple and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar abundantly on top
- Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to stand for 10 minutes and unmold on a rack to cool.