This was found again on Channel 4. I liked the sound of using it as a desert, and liked the sound of it, as I thought it would be quite easy. I may have been wrong…


  • 240g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 60g butter
  • 150ml milk
  • 480g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp demerera sugar
  • ½ tsp ground allspice or powdered cinnamon

For the lemon syrup

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 15g butter
  • 120g sugar
  • 200ml water


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375F/ Gas 5
2. Make the lemon syrup first. Peel the lemon as thinly as possible and squeeze the juice out. Put the rind, juice and other ingredients into a pan and heat gently, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Leave to stand.
3. Sift the four and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Mix to a dough with the milk. Roll out to a floured board to about 8 in (20cm) square and approximately ¼ in (5mm) thick. Spread the chopped apples on the pastry, sprinkle with sugar and spice and roll up like a Swiss roll.
4. Cut into 2.5cm slices and arrange in a greased 1.1 litre (2 pint) ovenproof dish. Remove the rind from the syrup and pour over the slices. Bake for 30 minutes or until it puffy and golden. Serve with custard.

Apple Dappy

Don’t forget to tune in to Dru’s show, 4pm on 28th January to hear it being made.

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