Friday, February 10, 2012

simple and good

I lay no claims to domestic godess-try, in either the cooking or cleaning stakes, but I manage to adequately cater for and keep alive my little bunch of  hooligans.  My cooking tends to the simple and easy, and here I have a recipe that ticks those boxes and more, and has many licking their fingers and coming back for more.  I think its been around for awhile, but this was passed along from my auntie, who lives up in the cane growing country of Port Douglas, where there are many a good Italian (and non Italian!) cook.

Sour Cream and Apple Slice

3 tablespoons butter or marg
1 cup of coconut
1 packet homebrand vanilla cake mix
Melt butter (you may need more, I find that 3 tabs is a bit too dry for me) and pour into combined coconut and cake mix in bowl. Mix throughly and press into LINED slice pan. Bake moderate over for 10 minutes.

2012-01-28 12.05.08 I may have used a tad too much butter, but it doesn't matter. Butter is good :-)

2012-01-28 12.17.04Next, whilst the base is cooling, assemble the rest of your ingredienst

1 LARGE tin pie apple (bigger than what I used, I had to use two) I've also been told tinned peach and the like are also good.
1 tub of sour cream
dessert spoon sugar (brown is brilliant, however any will do)

2012-01-28 12.20.08

Spread the apple evenly over the top of the pastry base, and sprinkle over some sugar.

2012-01-28 12.25.01 Stir up your sour cream in its container, and then plomp on top of the apple and spread all over. Don't be stingy ;-) although a full container in this sized tray might be a bit much. Sprinkle over cinnamon to your liking, and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the cream is set nicely. Cool for awhile in the tray, then lift carefully out using the excess baking paper, place on bench or cutting board and slice with a large, heavy knife.. Feel free to eat the dodgy corner pieces as you go :-)

1327723573865Refrigerate once sliced. Not sure how long this will last in the fridge, as its never gotten past two days here, and I've rarely brought any back from a function that I have made it for. It is also a good one to make in a huge baking dish if catering for a big crowd, just increase the base ingredients to fill the tray and topping accordingly.

And even better, the ingredients can easily be kept in the pantry cupboard and freezer (the sour cream) so no need to run around madly when presented with an invitation to something the night before. This one is a winner for smokos AND desserts.

No thanks needed :-) Enjoy!


  1. I had a completely different picture in my mind as to what this one would look like when you were describing it the other day. I thought that it would be all mixed in together ... I'm going to have to try it.

  2. Looks damn good to me and you didn't even need a pizza stone.

  3. Mmm, that's delicious looking - need to locate a comparable cake-mix and I'm away!

  4. My Mother in Law makes this when she comes to Brisbane.... and it's delicious....


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