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a collage of Dorset attractions featuring Dorset Apple Cake, Shaftesbury (Gold Hill) and Durdle Door.

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Dorset (or archaically, Dorsetshire), is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.

The county town has been Dorchester since at least 1305, situated in the south of the county.

Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. Around half of Dorset’s population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation. The rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.

Dorset’s motto is ’Who’s Afear’d’. Dorset is famous for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which features landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, as well as the holiday resorts of Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Swanage, and Lyme Regis.

Dorset is the principal setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, who was born near Dorchester. The county has a long history of human settlement and some notable archaeology, including the hill forts of Maiden Castle and Hod Hill.

Dorset is a popular home for celebrities. Those who have moved to or own second homes in Dorset include Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Jonathan Ross & Noel Gallagher. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, lived in Corfe Mullen and began his career at telecommunications company Plessey in Poole/Dorset.

Dorset apple cake

There are many versions of this cake ~ I love this lemony one. Best served with clotted cream.

Ingredients
225g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
450g Bramley apples
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
225g caster sugar, plus extra for dredging
3 large eggs
225g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
25g ground almonds
1 tbsp demerara sugar

Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Grease a deep 23-24cm springform cake tin and line with baking paper. Peel, core and cut the apples into 1cm pieces, and toss with the lemon juice.

Using an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter, caster sugar and lemon zest in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, adding a little flour with each addition to keep the mixture smooth.

Sift the remaining flour and the baking powder into the bowl and fold in with the ground almonds. Drain the apple pieces well, then stir into the mixture.

Spoon into the prepared cake tin, lightly level the top and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until well-risen, brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. If the cake starts to look a little too brown, cover with a sheet of baking paper after about 45 minutes.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the tin and place on a serving plate. Dredge heavily with the extra caster sugar. Cut the cake into generous wedges and serve warm with a spoonful of clotted cream, if you like.

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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • :)

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • thanks Audrey :)

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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great collection!

  • thank you Rick!

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  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    I want some cake now . . . :-D

  • get baking!!! Thanks Hugh :)

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  • Francis1
    Francis1over 3 years ago

    Fabulous Images & Mouth Watering Cake & Recipe So NO Excuse Not to go ahead & make this One I Love The Top Right Pic Gorgeous Old World Effect Take Me there!!! A Big fav for me Francis

  • yes, we shall! you can buy and weigh the ingredients and help me bake it!

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  • GlennB
    GlennBover 3 years ago

    Great postcard – a little something for everyone :)

  • …or for those who forgot their camera when visiting Dorset!!! Many thanks Glenn!

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