250g self-raising flour
175g light muscovado sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 small eating apple
2 large eggs, beaten
Zest of 1 orange
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Butter the sides and line the bottom of a loaf tin.
Mix together the flour, butter and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside.
Grate the apple and mix in to the beaten eggs and orange zest.
Stir the baking powder into the flour mixture, then gently stir in the egg mixture being careful not to over mix.
Fold in the blackberries.
Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin.
In a small bowl mix together the rolled oats and cinnamon, sprinkle this on top of the mixture.
Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes, check it after 40 minutes and cover the top with foil if it’s browning too early.
It’s definitely worth using the skewer test (and the foil) as the top cooked way before the middle.
Leave it to cool for around 30 minutes then remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy. It tastes great with cream or crème fresh!
I've still go a bag of blackberries left in the freezer - what other blackberry recipes do you love?