Transition Derry

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Comment by Admin on November 5, 2009 at 22:41
Jane, the cake was really d.licious ta million!
Comment by Jane on November 5, 2009 at 18:11
A really easy delicious vegan, no sugar cake, try it!

Spiced apple cake

Spiced Apple Cake
1 lb (450g) eating apples, peeled and sliced
4 oz (115g) vegan margarine (you could use butter)
1 dessertspoonful of rice syrup / honey
6 oz (170g) sultanas
! palmful of nuts or seeds
2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp boiling water
8 oz (225g) wholemeal flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
2. Cook the apples in the minimum of water. When they are soft, mash to a puree and drain very well.
3. Cream together the margarine and rice syrup / honey, then add the apple puree to make a thick mixture. Stir in the dried fruit. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add this also.
4. Sift together the flour and spices and blend with apple mixture. Pour into a very well greased cake tin, smooth the top and bake at in the pre-heated oven 45 minutes-1 hour.
Comment by marian farrell on October 6, 2009 at 20:51
Hello Jane
really looking forward to meeting you.

Comment by Jane on October 5, 2009 at 22:12
Hello I'm Jane, I've just joined to group. i've done my permaculture design course and was wondering who to get in touch with in the Derry area to share ideas. Thanks!
Comment by marian farrell on February 8, 2009 at 19:34
Transition and permaculture is coming to BBC2 Natural World on Fri 20th Feb 8pm repeated on Sun 22nd. Go to and . Hitting the mainstream!

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