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Irish Apple Cake Recipe
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Irish Apple Cake
(Serves approximately 6 people)

1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 lb butter
� cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
1 egg
� cup milk
2 large cooking apples
2 or 3 cloves, optional

Cut butter into flour, salt and baking powder with two knives or processor to make dry crumbs. Add �-cup sugar, beaten egg, and enough milk to make a soft dough. Divide dough in two. Roll one half into a circle to fit a greased oven-proof plate. Peel and core apples. Slice them on to the dough and add I Tablespoon sugar and the cloves. Roll out the remaining pastry and fit on top. Press the sides together; cut a slit through the lid. Bake at 350 degrees about 40 minutes, or until apples are cooked through and the pastry is nicely browned. Good served hot with ice cream!

Editors� note: I brush the top crust with milk and sprinkle it with sugar to make the crust more golden.

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