apple and rye loaf

by Leah Halmagyi


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 350g rye flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, grated


Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 12

1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix the yolks, oil, vanilla and sugar in a one bowl. Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a second. Fold together gently with the apples. Whisk the whites to soft peaks and fold in, then spoon into a buttered and flour 1½L loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer can be inserted and removed cleanly.