When my children were in middle school and studying French, their homework was sometimes to make a French recipe. This easy cake was one of those delicious homework assignments, simple enough for a 5th grader! Usually this homework was pulled out from the bottom of the backpack, in a crumpled mess, often at bedtime, with a desperate: “Sorry I forgot to tell you but I have to make this by tomorrow, mom!” How I long for those days again.
GÂTEAU aux POMMES
1 cup of sugar
1 3/4 c unbleached flour
3 t baking powder
1 T melted unsalted butter
1 lb apples(about 2 cups), peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
Preheat oven to 425F. Grease an 8 inch pan and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.
Beat the sugar and eggs together. Mix the flour and baking powder together and gradually add to the eggs and sugar. Mix in the melted butter. Stir in the apples by hand. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes on the middle rack.
Turn the cake over onto a serving plate and peel away the parchement paper. Enjoy warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or ice cream, if desired. Bon appétit!