Matrimony Cake

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Appears in

The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 8oz shortcrust pastry
  • 4 tablespoons brown breadcrumbs
  • 4 large apples
  • 2oz mixed raisins and currants
  • ½ teaspoon mixed ginger and nutmeg
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 large slice lemon


    Line a greased eight-inch flan ring with half the pastry. Put the breadcrumbs on the bottom of the pastry case. Peel and core the apples and cut them in rings. Put the apple rings into the pastry case and cover with the remaining ingredients, putting the lemon slice on top. Cover with the remaining pastry. Brush with milk and bake at 350°F, 180°C, gas mark 4 for forty-five minutes until golden-brown. Eat hot with thick cream.