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Apple Cheese Sponge

Midlands, Leicestershire

Thin sponge cake made with chopped apples and grated cheese mixed-in. Served either as a cake or with custard.

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Serves: 6

4 oz Butter
4 oz Self raising flour
Pinch Salt
4 oz sugar
4 oz Red Leicester cheese, diced
1 Egg, beaten
2 Tablespoon Milk
6 oz Cooking apples
Custard to serve

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Mix flour, salt, sugar and cheese in a bowl. Add butter, egg and milk. Mix well. Peel, core and dice apple. Add to the mixture. Pour into a greased loose-bottomed 20 cm (8 inch) cake tin and level the surface. Bake at 190 °C / 375 °F / Gas 5 for 30-35 minutes or until risen and golden. Cool for 5 minutes then remove from tin and place on a wire rack.
Serve warm with custard if desired.

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