I seem to be saying thank you with food quite a bit lately, but sometimes people do things that seem to inspire something more than just saying thanks.
This happens to me quite often, especially when it involves people caring for my kids. I am always overwhelmingly grateful when others are there to help my kids. In those situations, a simple ‘thanks so much’ just doesn’t seem enough… so I bake.
Sending an apple and rhubarb slice to school doesn’t seem enough either, but it’s something, and it makes me feel good, and hopefully it helps some wonderful teachers to know that they are appreciated.
- 125 gm melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups self raising flour - or 2 cups plain flour and 4 tsp baking soda
- 1 large apples peeled and sliced thinly
- ¾ cup of rhubarb sliced thinly
- Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius and line a rectangular slice tin.
- Add the sugar, egg and vanilla to the melted butter and mix well.
- Add the thinly sliced apples and rhubarb, setting a little aside to decorate the top of the slice.
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Press the mixture into a slice tin and decorate the top my pushing in the left over apple and rhubarb slices, then sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar.
- Bake in a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes or until the slice is firm to touch.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices.
This is an easy recipe that you can whip up in a few minutes. It’s delicious eaten warm and crumbly straight from the tin, but if you want to cut it into nice looking slices let it cool completely first!