Apple Shortcake – 1971 Edmonds Cookbook

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Week 4, the next recipe installment of trying to make and photograph a recipe from my 1971 Edmonds cookbook. I am finding it a struggle to keep up with the challenge of doing one every week. But when I do it is worth the wait.
Apple Shortcake is an old favorite. When I was a kid, we always used home grown apples. I used apples from my tree for this blog.

I found the pastry a little hard to roll out, so I rolled the bottom in the tin with a glass jar, and the top on some baking paper, then I flipped it over and pressed it over onto the apples.

This shortcake is very tasty when warm with some custard (made from the Edmonds cookbook of course) or a big dollop of cream, like my dad used to do. He had more than a big dollop. Sometimes I think there was more cream than cake on his plate at times.

I have tried many other recipes for apple shortcake over the years, but I always come back to this one. Next time I am going to double the recipe for the pastry, just because I like it a bit thicker.

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Tell me about your apple shortcake experience, what is your fondest memory of making it or is this the first time?

Happy Baking!

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Apple Shortcake – 1971 Edmonds Cookbook

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2 comments

  • Looks Delicious Rachael! I too am a good ol kiwi farm girl who has always loved to cook, with 9 kids there was always something in the oven as the tins were forever empty, now as a grandma with a broken back & neck I don’t do as much but the good old Edmonds cookbook is never far from hand. Good on you, keep it up!

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    • Hi Sheryl,
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Apple short cake is such a classic kiwi dish. Yep, I own more edmonds cookbooks now than when I lived in new Zealand.
      Sorry to hear about your back and neck.
      I think baking was always the fun part of feeding the crowd.
      Rachel

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