Apples & Walnuts Cake

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Autumn is already here in full colour. I am happy and sad about it. Happy because I really enjoy the nature in this season, especially when it’s sunny and still warm. Sad because I am anticipating the hell of January and February. These are the months I hate with passion due to the snow and the cold and the lack of sunshine.
But we are still in October and it is quite nice this year. So it is a perfect time to cook a nice dessert with some of the fruits of the season: apples & walnuts.
The current recipe was inspired by this one.
The truth is that the final result was not exactly the expected (that’s what usually happens with my experiments). Initially I was quite disappointed, but after the cake stayed 2-3 days in the fridge, I liked it more (not sure if the staying made it more delicious or just I changed my expectations).
If you try it and you like it, feel free to share with me your own experience 😉

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Ingredients:
200g biscuits (I used mostly cinnamon and a few cocoa biscuits)
50g butter, softened
100g peeled almonds
100g raisins
100g walnuts
3 small or 2 big apples
100g white chocolate
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 spoon sugar (if the apples are sweet it is not needed)
350g condensed milk

Preparation method:
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Break the biscuits in pieces and crush them in a blender or food processor. Add the melted butter and continue processing until the biscuits are completely crashed.
Press the mixture into the bottom of a rectangular pan covered with baking paper.
Crush the walnuts and the almonds in the blender for around 30 seconds.
Peel and grind the apples and mix them with the sugar (if needed) and the cinnamon. Add the crushed nuts and whisk until well dispersed through the apples. Spread on top of the biscuits.
Break the white chocolate into pieces and put it in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water). When the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the heat and pour the condensed milk. Stir until the mixture is homogeneous. Spread over the apple mixture.
Bake the cake for around 40 minutes, or until golden brown and without liquid parts.
Let cool on a rack.
Cut the cake into pieces and enjoy it!

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