Today our school had its Co-op Day, as it has always done for the past five years since 2006. The day was filled with several activities which started off with a formal assembly. There were several speeches read by some Heads of Departments and activities that reflected tokens of appreciations.
One of the more interesting activities that was held, aside from the fact that there were no lessons for the day, was sales that were organised by students themselves, which meant they had to set up their own stalls, prepare the things that they wanted to sell, determine the prices and do the sales. All by themselves!
Since the form 6 wanted to have their own stalls, but were initially undecided on what they would be selling, I decided to contribute something for them to sell, so I baked them Apple Cake. Of course to make it more presentable for sale, I cut them into manageable pieces then tied them up individually into mini hampers! The recipe is simple, so anybody can try making (and selling!) it.
175g self-raising flour
175g caster sugar
3 medium-size eggs
half tsp ground all spice
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 red-skinned apples
3 tbs clear honey
Cream butter and sugar then beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour and all spice and fold gently together with the vanilla essence. Spoon into a greased and lined 8 inch square tin then arrange cored and sliced apples. Brush with the honey and bake for about 35 minutes in a 180 C oven.