I participate in several Food Forums, I may have mentioned this before; a nice gentleman posted a recipe that his Sister gave him for what they call Apple Squares, me, I say pure yumminess is much more along the line!
courtesy of Andy M.
130g (1 C.) All Purpose Flour
240g (1 1/4 C.) granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground Nutmeg
2 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 C. Chopped Walnuts (I used Pecans)
3 Macintosh Apples, peeled, cored and diced (I had Ruby Frost Apples that needed using)
2 Eggs, beaten
Preheat the over to 375°F
Grease and line with parchment paper, an 8″ x 8″ pan
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the Apples and mix well. Stir in the beaten Eggs thoroughly. This makes a very stiff batter, but be patient, it will come together. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it out evenly with an off-set spatula.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick test comes out clean. Cool the cake completely on a wire rack, in the pan.
Using the parchment paper, remove carefully to a cutting board and slice with a serrated knife into 9 equal pieces.
Why not guild the lily and serve your cake ala mode? 😀
My husband has been trying to get me to make him Soft Pretzels for YEARS! And I can understand, he’s from Philadelphia and loves his Soft Pretzels 😀
Well, I have no idea what got into me, but I was in the mood for something yummy and different, so I went on the WWW to search for a good recipe. There are several websites/blogs/vlogs etc. out there with solid techniques for making Soft Pretzels, but I settled on:
This is a gorgeous dough!
I rolled out 8 ‘snakes’ of dough
… not bad for my 1st try, if I do say so myself
Boil the formed Pretzels in a Baking Soda solution …
… this makes quite the mess!
See how they puffed up?
I thought that the finished product looked a bit fat, but DH LOVED these. I didn’t have Pretzel Salt, and used course Hawaiian Sea Salt, that was okay, but I really wished that I had some Queso for dipping! Next time, and believe me, there will be a next time, soon!
I had a couple of 4 small apples that were a bit too tart to eat out of hand, so what to do?
What about a tart?
This can’t be any easier to do.
Take out a sheet of frozen puff pastry and let it rest on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 420⁰. In the meantime, simply peel, core, half and slice the fruit. As you finish each apple, put the slices into a bowl of water with some lemon juice in it so that they don’t turn brown on you. Drain the water off, mix in a squirt of fresh lemon juice, ½ cup of brown sugar and your favorite apple pie spices (I used freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and ground ginger). Give it a good stir and then line the fruit up on the pastry, leaving about an inch boarder all the way around. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the pastry is nicely browned.
Allow to cool and serve with your favorite topping, we chose vanilla ice cream, but powdered sugar would be nice as well. This didn’t come out super pretty, but man, it sure did taste good.