Custard and fruit is always a good match and this apple custard slice proves just that! To get the apple slices nice and thin use a madoline to cut them, but if you don’t have one at home a sharp knife will do the job just fine. The slice turns out like the perfect mix between a cake and a custard slice with the thin apple slices layered throughout. It makes such a lovely afternoon tea and extra tasty with a nice big dollop of cream on top!
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 3 medium apples
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- Pinch salt
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons butter, unsalted and melted
1. Heat the oven to 200C. Butter an 8 inch pan and line the bottom with a parchment paper.
2. Peel the apples, then slice thinly using a mandoline, turning it around till you reach the core. If you do not have a mandoline, simply core the apple and slice them as thin as possible with a sharp knife. Do not worry if the slices are not uniform in size.
3. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour and baking powder. In another large mixing bowl, add sugar, pinch of salt and break open the eggs one by one. Whisk for 2 mins, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the eggs turn pale. Whisk in vanilla extract, followed by milk and melted butter.
4. Add the flour and whisk till smooth without any lumps. Add the sliced apples and with a spatula gently fold till the slices are coated well. Scrape the batter into the pan and gently even out the top. Bake for 40-50 mins or until the top is golden and the top is puffed well. A skewer inserted will come out clean.
5. Transfer to a rack to cool, dust the top with cinnamon for a pretty finish. Slice into squares and serve.
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