I have been putting my new thermomix5 through its paces for three days now and have put any thought that it might be gimmeky to rest. The digital cookbook, the quieter motor, the increased capacity, the more reliable scale, the less demanding 'I'm finished!' tone are all a reality and make a difference. I loved my old model which I bought over four years ago and have blogging my recipe adaptations for a while now, but I am full of hope of anticipation that the new model whip better, and offer a greater range of temperatures.
The apple cake here is from the basic cook book. I substituted light muscovado sugar and glazed with warm sieved apricot jam just after cake was removed from oven.
Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F and prepare 26cm/10″ tin
- 4 apples, peeled, cored and quartered
- 130g butter, softened and cut into cubes
- 3 eggs
- 150g sugar, I used muscovado
- 30g brandy or calvados
- 200g plain flour
- Pinch salt
- 15 g baking powder
- Sieved warm apricot jam to glaze and sieved icing sugar to dust.
Cut your apple quarters carefully in thin slices as in hassle back potatoes trying to avoid slicing all the way through. Set aside while you add the sponge ingredients in TM bowl. Put all the ingredient (apart from apricot jam) into bowl and mix on speed 6 for 20 seconds. Pour mixture into a prepared 26cm/10″ cake tin. Place sliced apple quarters, sliced side up, evenly around the tin and bake in a preheated 180°C/360°F oven / lower aga for 40 minutes.