Apple cake ”Skåne style” with vanilla ice cream

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Apple cake ”Skåne style” with vanilla ice cream

Apple cake:
  • 8 apples
  • 200g (7 oz) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 400g (14 oz) spice bread (blended into crumbs)
  • 200g (7 oz) butter
  • salt
Vanilla ice cream:
  • 5 dl (2 cups) milk
  • 5 dl (2 cups) cream
  • 2 vanilla beans, scored lengthways and seeds removed
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 180 g (6½ oz) sugar

Apple cake:
  1. Peel and cut the apples into wedges and put on a oven trey or in individual serving dishes.
  2. Quickly fry the crumbs with sugar and butter, add the cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cover the apples with the crumbs and bake at 130°C/265°F oven for 20 minutes.
Vanilla ice cream:
  1. Bring the milk, cream and the vanilla beans, both seeds and beans, to the boil.
  2. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together.
  3. Strain the milk and cream mixture on to the eggs and sugar and simmer on medium heat to 85°C/185°F, while constantly stiring!
  4. Chill in ice bath and run in the ice cream machine.

  • Pol – Croatia

    This is surely one confusing thing, here also. This winter is unusually mild, with temperatures above average, but there are also sudden “downfall” of under the average cold weather in between. Since most of our cold weather comes from north, it is no surprising that in Sweden is so cold, while in Croatia is weather warmer then usuall. Judging by the weather map i observe daily on the news it seems there are not enough usual north-south atmosphere circulation, that is, air circulates more horizontally. (?)

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it’s very difficult to predict exactly what warmer average temperatures will mean on the local level. A one degree increase in the global athmospheric temperature can lead to increases of many more degrees in some places, and much less in others, just as some places will have more precipitation while others will experience droughts. The global climate system is a bit like a giant web where every part is connected to the rest, and pulling one part can result in chain effects. Although data models can predict a lot, there are many uncertainties of exactly how the climate will react. The only thing we can probably be certain of is that a warmer world means more extreme weather events, see for example these studies in Nature:

  • Pol – Croatia

    However, in this case it seems one should only ask one question – what influenced air masses to flow more horizontally, bringing cold weather to cold parts and mild to warmer ones, instead of mixing them. Since this type of weather prevailed during most of winter, making it relatively constant, it seems some more vital element stopped to perform as expected, meaning it should be more easily determined. (?) Morover, the opposite extremes seems to align with traditionaly known peaks in weather. (?)

  • Monica-USA

    Looks good and it looks similar to my mom’s German apple cake recipe which is yummy as well!!