This recipe comes to us from Phil Walker.
1 pinch of salt
150g/5oz. butter or willow
75g/3oz. caster sugar
1 medium egg
a squeeze of lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
Grease and bottom line, and 18cm/7inch deep cake tin. Sieve flour and salt. Cream butter and caster sugar, and beat in egg. Gently stir in flour and salt. With floured hands, press three quarters, of the mixture into the tin. Peel core and slice apples, squeezing over lemon juice.
Arrange overlapping slices on top of the cake mixture, drizzle over, honey or maple syrup. Roll remaining cake mixture with floured hands, and arrange in a lattice pattern over the apples sprinkle with demerara sugar. Cook at gas 3/325f/160c for I hour, covering if necessary after 40 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve warm.