Cheap and Sweet Quick Apple Cake / Jeftini, slatki i brzi kolač od jabuka

A while ago we bought two large 15 kilo crates of apples. While we obviously do eat a ton of apples, some of them we’re a bit bruised and bumped, so we needed to figure out what to do with them quickly. We decided to juice them, but I felt really bad about throwing away all the leftover pulp so this cake was born.

Since the pulp I used was pretty dry, I did add a cup of the fresh apple juice too, but it was mostly the foamy, murky leftovers no one was particularly interested in drinking. However, I think shredding about 4 large apples together with their skins would be an accurate substitute of the pulp and juice that went into this cake. But if you’re also juicing, this recipe might be a good idea to look into if you’re throwing away a ton of leftover pulp. I think it would also work for a bunch of different fruits and certain vegetables like carrots and beetroots.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cake / 2.44 EUR)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup yogurt (0.20 EUR)

2 cups apple pulp (0.27 EUR)

1 cup apple juice (0.27 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.20 EUR)

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.20 EUR)

1 cup finely ground sunflower seeds (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.67 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C and lightly grease a baking pan with a bit of oil. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, yogurt, apple pulp, apple juice and oil, until it is all well incorporated. Add in flour, ground sunflower seeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then stir everything together to combine. Fold in the raisins and transfer the batter to a prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, until crispy and golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean (a crumb or two are also fine). Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the pan and slicing.

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Pred neko vrijeme kupili smo dva velika sanduka od po 15 kila jabuka. I dok je očito da jedemo puno jabuka, neke od njih su bile malo nagnječene i natučene, pa smo trebali brzo odlučiti što dalje s njima. Odlučili smo se napraviti svježi sok, ali meni je bilo žao baciti svu pulpu koja mi je od toga ostala, pa je tako nastao ovaj kolač.

Pošto je preostala pulpa bila dosta suha, odlučila sam u kolač ubaciti još i šalicu svježeg soka od jabuka, ali to su uglavnom bili oni mutni pjenasti ostaci koje nitko nije bio zainteresiran popiti. Međutim, mislim da bi oko 4 veće jabuke, naribane skupa sa korom, bile dobra zamjena umjesto kombinacije pulpe i soka koju sam ja stavila u receptu. S druge strane, ako isto cijedite sokove, ovaj recept je super način da iskoristite pulpu koju inače bacate. Mislim da bi jednako dobro funkcionirao sa većinom drugog voća, kao i sa određenim povrćem kao što su mrkve ili cikla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 kolač / 17,37 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice jogurta (1,50 kn)

2 šalice pulpe od jabuka (2,00 kn)

1 šalica soka od jabuke (2,00 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 šalica fino mljevenih suncokretovih sjemenki (1,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,20 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (5,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i lagano sa malo ulja namastite kalup za pečenje. U zdjeli razmutite jaja sa vanilijom, jogurtom, pulpom od jabuka, sokom od jabuka i uljem. Ubacite u smjesu brašno, mljeveni suncokret, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol, pa sve dobro promiješajte da se sjedini. Na kraju nježno umiješajte grožđice i smjesu preselite u pripremljeni kalup. Pecite oko 30 minuta, dok kolač ne bude hrskav i zlatno-smeđi, te čačkalica ostane čista kada upiknete kolač (mrvica-dvije su isto ok). Pustite da se kolač ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego ga izvadite iz kalupa i razrežete.

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Cheap and Sweet Quick Apple Cake / Jeftini, slatki i brzi kolač od jabuka

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