5firm eating applespeeled, cored and cut into quarters
1heaped tsp ground cinnamonoptional
8ozself raising flour
Peel, core and quarter the apples and place in a saucepan with a small amount of water. Place on the hob over a medium-high heat with the lid on and cook for 4 minutes, you don't want to cook the apples, merely soften them slightly. Take off the heat and stir through the ground cinnamon before transferring to an round oven proof dish (approximately 20cm in diameter).
Place the flour, sugar, salt and margarine in a large mixing bowl and rub together with your fingers until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs.
Measure out the milk and add the egg, beat together to combine well. Add to the breadcrumb mixture and beat with a wooden spoon, the mixture should be of a thick consistency and can look a bit lumpy, this is normal. Spread the mixture over the top of the apples, ensuring the dish is completely covered.
Place in a pre-heated oven at 170CFan for 50-60 minutes, check the mixture is cooked through by inserting a skewer into the sponge, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked. Remove from the oven and serve.
Although Eve's pudding is traditionally made with apples, a combination of pear and ground nutmeg make a nice alternative.