Classic Dutch Apple Cake
|Sifted all purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||3 Tablespoon|
|Shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Milk||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Pared cored tart apples||3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs), sliced (About 3 Apples)|
|Melted butter/Margarine||2 Tablespoon|
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 tablesp of the sugar.
Cut in shortening with two knives or a pastry blender until the mixture is like coarse corn meal.
Stir in combined egg and milk with a fork.
Spread in a greased or oiled pan about 10" x 6" x 2".
Arrange apples in parallel rows on top, with the pointed edge down.
Sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg combined with the remaining 2 tablesp sugar.
Then sprinkle with butter.
Bake in a moderately hot oven of 400°F for 40-45 min or until apples are tender.