large eggs, separated
(3oz) caster sugar
(1oz) chocolate icing sugar
(4oz) self-raising flour
tablespoons black cherry jam
large baking apple, peeled, cored and sliced
the egg whites until stiff. Add the yolks and whisk in.
the caster sugar and whisk, adding the icing sugar as you whisk,
until all the sugar has dissolved.
the flour with the cornflour. Fold half the flour into the egg and
sugar mixture in a figure of eight action. When the flour is almost
folded in, add the rest of the flour in the same way until the
mixture is smooth. Set to one side.
the jam on the base of a lightly greased casserole dish. Place the
slices of apple in a spiral shape on top and place the remainder in
the centre. Spoon the sponge mixture over the top.
in a preheated oven at 180C, 350F or Gas Mark 4 for approximately 40
minutes or until golden brown.
to cool for a few minutes, then loosen with a palette knife and turn
out onto a flat dish. Serve with low-fat custard (allow 50ml/2fl oz