Hobbit Day is here! What exactly is Hobbit Day you may ask? It’s a worldwide celebration of Frodo’s and Bilbo’s birthday (which happen to land on the exact same day). To celebrate, we decided to cook up an Apple and Blackberry Cake from the “Recipes From The World of Tolkien” cookbook.
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 Cup superfine sugar (not sure why they think the sugar is so attractive)
3 eggs, beaten (like how the Fellowship defeated Sauron)
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Grated zest of 1 lemon
3 cups cooking apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced (not like what happened to Lurtz)
1 cup frozen blackberries, just thawed (I bought mine fresh and it turned out great)
For Crumble Topping
1/2 cup self-rising flour
3/4 muesli (I’m not a big fan of muesli so I used oats instead)
1/4 of superfine sugar (I also added a little bit of brown sugar in the mix)
6 tbs butter, diced
Get a 7 x 11 – inch non-stick roasting pan
Mix the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. I recommend using an electric mixer unless you’re as strong as a cave troll. Gradually add the flour and egg until the mixture is smooth as…Pippin’s singing. Then stir in the baking powder and lemon zest. Once everything is mixed, start adding the mixture to the pan. Top with the apple slices and blackberries.
Make the crumble topping. Mix flour, muesli (or oats), and “superfine” sugar. Then add butter and mix with your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the fruit.
Bake for about 45 min at 350º until the crumble is a nice golden brown.
Letit cool and chow down! (A scoop of vanilla ice cream also goes great with this dish)