When the icy winds are blowing – Apple Cake With Ricotta, Walnuts and Madeira
APPLE CAKE WITH RICOTTA, WALNUTS AND MADEIRA
a knob of butter
Start with the topping: melt the butter in a skillet, add the apples, the madeira and the sugar and cook gently until the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Add the walnuts and put aside.
Whisk eggs and sugar fluffy and then add the ricotta by pressing it through a wide-meshed sieve. Mix well and add the sunflower oil.
Sift the flours, baking powder and salt into the batter and stir until smooth. Pour batter into a a greased baking tin, spread out the apple topping and bake in a pre-heated oven (175°C/350°F) for about 30 minutes, keep an eye on it and check if it is ready with a toothpick.