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Drone Bee
Jul 29, 2009
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A mate has had a good apple harvest, I am pleased to say that ladies saw fit to donate some honey. Having had a play I can now thoroughly recommend spice honey and apple cake. Trade ratio is a huge bag of apples per jar of honey - and half the trial cake!

So, I now have a decent cake recipe (can only aid wait loss if you don't eat it as part of a calorie controlled diet). What I need is a decent recipe and instructions for meade. Barter stage two engaged, any takers?


150g honey (must be local from bees that you can trust)
100g milk
75g soft brown sugar

225g rough chopped cooking apple (peeled and cored)
225g Sultanas

350g self raising flour
175g butter
10ml (2 tsp) mixed spice

1 beaten egg

25g demerara sugar (rough estimate) - sprinkling on top


In a large bowl warm honey in microwave then mix until even with sugar and milk
add apples and sultanas, coat evenly, now put to one side

Sieve flour and spice into a second bowl
rub in butter until evenly and finely distributed

add beaten egg and fruit mixture
mix well until all flour is totally wetted out

Transfer mixture to a cake tin (mine is 20cm square)
Sprinkle with a couple of spoonfuls of demerara
Place in an oven at about 160'C for about 1 1/2 hours
until golen brown and risen and a squewer can be removed with no adhering mixture.
Should remain a bit soggy in the middle.
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Care to share the cake recipe it sounds great and I have 1/3 of a bucket of just over 20% water content honey to get through :)
Thank you Rosti :)

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