The flavour combination of delicious lemon from Middle Eastern sumac with cinnamon and apple really blend well in this loaf.
Prepare a 2lb / 900 g loaf tin
Preheat the oven to 180c / Gas 4
150 g gluten-free self-raising flour 120 g butter
130 g light muscovado sugar 3 eggs (2 if not using gf flour)
1 cooking apple – cored, peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp cinnamon powder 2 tbsp sumac
Put the flour, 2/3 sugar, butter and eggs in a bowl mix well until smooth. In another bowl mix the remaining sugar, apple, sumac and cinnamon. Add 2/3 of this mixture to the cake mixture and ensure all mixed in. Put the mixture in the prepared tin and place the remaining apple, sugar and spice mix on the surface of the mixture.
Place in the oven and cook for 30 – 45 minutes – until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool before turning out.