Gâche Mélée (pronounced Gosh Mel – are) is a traditional Guernsey apple dessert. Gâche Mélée is particularly good in the autumn when the nights are becoming colder and darker and the apples are freshly picked. It’s great eaten hot or cold and with a dollop of Guernsey cream or custard. In Guernésiais, gâche mélée it literally means cake mix.
|Prep Time||:||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||:||2 hours|
|Total Time||:||2 hours 10 mins|
- 225g (½ lb) plain flour
- 114 g (¼ lb) suet or Guernsey Butter
- 680g (1½ lb) apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
- 225g (½ lb) demarara sugar
- ¼ tsp of nutmeg
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- ¼ tsp of mixed spice
- ½ teacup of water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 free range egg
- Rub the butter or suet into the flour until like breadcrumbs.
- Add all other dry ingredients, apple and mix well.
- Add egg and water and again mix well.
- Place in a 7 inch (18cm) square tin and cook in a low oven for 2 hours until golden brown.