Apple’s contain good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
ROZIE’S APPLE COFFEE CAKE
1 1/3 Cups (300mL) Flour
¾ (180mL) cups sugar
3 tsp (15mL) baking powder
¼ tsp(1mL) salt
¼ Cup (60mL) butter or margarine (room temp)
1 whole egg, beaten or use 4 Tbsp (60mL) liquid egg whites
¾ Cup (180mL) Milk
1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract.
2-3 Cooking apples. Peeled and sliced. Add a squeeze of lemon juice or orange juice to prevent apples from turning brown.
1/3 Cup (80ml) brown sugar ½ tsp (2ml) cinnamon.
Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in or Rub butter into flour mixture until it is crumbly. Make a well in the center. In another bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add milk and vanilla. Pour into well. Stir just enough to moisten. Place into a greased 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) cake pan. Arrange sliced apples on top of batter, slightly pushing them into the batter. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mix over top of the apples. Bake in a 350 F (180 C) oven for 35-45 min. Every oven bakes differently so watch for it to brown nicely and that apples are tender.
Rose-Marie MacPherson Strathmore, Alberta