Monday, October 6, 2014

My Sis's Old World Apple Cake

We went apple picking this weekend. It was Dr. Food's company gathering. So we drank cider, and ate cider doughnuts, and we picked lots of apples.

Oh, and I ate a carmel apple. We took a couple of them home. It was raining. Not fun eating a carmel apple in the rain. We took them home.

So, this is what I did with the apples. I also took the peels and cores and started apple cider vinegar out of them. I will let you know how this pans out. Hope it isn't as pathetic as the soy sauce experiment. Dr. Food wasn't happy with that one at all. I digress... My sis's recipe for this apple cake taste just like our grandmothers apple pie. I love it so so much and my sis was nice enough to let me post the recipe. You should make it. It is really good.

Joyce's Old World Apple Cake that Tastes like Pie

3lbs Cooking Apples (I used a variety of kinds)
1/3 C sugar
1/2 C water
2 slices of lemon

2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2C sugar
2/3 C butter
2 egg yolks

Peel, core and slice apples. Cook with sugar, water and lemon until tender - not mushy. Remove lemon.

Mix flour, 1 1/4C sugar, and the baking powder. Cut in 1/2C butter till crumbly. Mix in egg yolks. Reserve 1 C of this mixture for topping.

Pat remainder on bottom and sides of greased 9" spring form pan (dough only goes up a little on sides). Fill with apples. Sprinkle reserved mixture on top. Dot with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar (1 tbl). Bake 350 for 1 hour.

There you have it. We had a slice and then I sent the rest to Dr. Food's work. It was so good I didn't want to eat the whole thing myself.

I will keep you posted about the apple cider vinegar thing....