On the way there I noticed one of the local farms had a sign out to come and pick your own Strawberries. I thought it would be a fantastic way to spend a morning with the kids so we made plans to go the next day. The kids had a blast at Parkside Farm in Enfield picking their own Strawberries and Blackberries. Honestly the best berries I have ever tasted and we may have gone a bit overboard with the picking :)
They are definetly too good to go to waste, so this morning with a bit of help from my Daughter we baked ourselves a Blackberry and Apple Cake. It was the perfect day for it. After a couple of hot summer days this weekend today is windy and has that hint of Autumn in the air. The smell of Berries and Cinnamon through the house is just heavenly. If your end the mood for a bit of comfort food I highly recommend you try this.
Blackberry and Apple Cake
- 250g (1 Cup) Self-Raising Flour
- 175g (3/4 Cup) Butter
- 175g (3/4 Cup) Light Muscovado Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Rounded tbsp demerara sugar
- 1 small apple
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 225g (1 Cup) Blackberries
Watching the time
A 9x20x13cm loaf tin is ideal, but if yours is shallower, the cake may cook faster, so test after an hour.
Recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food