Autumn is here and it’s apple time!

Granny Gray’s Apple Windfall Cake – makes 2 loaf cakes or one large traybake

Granny Gray has a knack of being able to use up anything lurking in the pantry and it’s not unusual to find a baked bean in a recipe that perhaps doesn’t traditionally have them in. We love her zero waste attitude! Over the years granny & grandpa have had tonnes of fruit and veg from their garden and granny has spent many hours at the stove making fruit jams and lots of soup. It’s always great when she turns up to Broom House to exchange a few jars of jam for some saddleback sausages. A fabulous recipe that granny gave to the coffee shop many years ago now is for her Apple Windfall cake. This recipe is great for using up those apples that are blown to the ground before you get to the tree, or just some apples that don’t look their best… perhaps a little bruised or wrinkly. Think of it as the banana bread recipe of the apple world!

  • 500g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250g soft margarine
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g sultanas
  • 750g bramley apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 4 eggs, beaten


  • Sift flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Rub the margarine into the flour.
  • Stir in sugar, sultanas and apple
  • Gently stir through the beaten eggs – don’t over beat.
  • Divide between loaf tins and bake at 175 degrees for around 45 minutes, ensure the skewer comes out clear.
  • Dredge with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Enjoy with a cuppa… it’s also yummy served warm with custard

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