So, this raison d'être cake is really Nutty Apple Loaf taken from the de-lovely Hummingbird Bakery book. The recipe states that you should leave the mixture overnight before baking. It doesn't tell you for why. But, I can't argue with a process that resembles a brew so I went to sleep with hopes of encountering a bowl of mellowed, matured or even bubbly batter in the morning. Purposefully delayed gratification gave me a good reason to be... waking up the next day.
On waking I found the batter looking.... pretty much the same. I have faith something magic happened though. The kind of magic you can't see.
Beat the butter, sugar and jam together.
Sift in floury things.
Add nuts, chocolate and apple.
Cover and leave to mysteriously brew overnight.
Preheat oven to 170 C (or 100 C in our oven with the warped thermostat)
Bake for 50 minutes or so.
Oh I don't know. Sartre has his moments -
'I'm going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep. Sleep, eat. Exist slowly, gently, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red seat in the tram.'