Sunday, November 8, 2009

An apple for an apple

Weeks after our apple picking, I have noticed that we still have one bag full of apples left. I gave away most of the apples that we picked and we still have one bag of apples left, imagine! Thank heavens for google that I could get recipes within my fingers reach. Don't you just love the cyberspace generation?!

Last week I made an apple cake. Credits to Pastry wiz.

Easy Apple Cake
Yield: 5 Servings
4 x Apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 c Sugar

1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 c Sugar

2 tb Soft Butter or Margarine

1 x Egg
1/4 ts Vanilla
1 c Flour
1 ts Baking Powder

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 t cinnamon. Place a layer of apples in greased baking dish (approximately 5" x 9" x 3"), sprinkle with half the sugar-cinnamon mixture, cover with remaining apples and cover with remaining sugar-cinnamon. Cream 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in flour and baking powder and spoon over apples, spreading it as best as you can. Bake 30 minutes Best served warm, with vanilla ice cream.
Just a little note:

* I got great feedbacks from this recipe but I find it too sweet. Maybe it'll be perfect if you could lessen the sugar.*

Today, I made apple muffins with my little boy. Credits to Natrel

Apple Muffins
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 12 muffins


1 cup (250 ml) rolled oats
1 cup (250 ml) milk

1 cup (250 ml) brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup (50 ml) vegetable oil
1 cup (250 ml) all purpose flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder

1/2 (2 ml) tsp salt

1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda

1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon

1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh diced apples

Preheat oven to 375ยบ F

1. Put rolled oats in small bowl and cover with milk.
2. Let stand 10 minutes.

3. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4. In separate bowl, beat oil and sugar, add egg and beat well.

5. Add rolled oats to egg mixture and stir to combine, then add to dry ingredients.

6. Stir in diced apples.

7. Fill muffin cups and bake 15 to 20 minutes.

I know, I know, I'm not good with photography!

Then, I put some chocolate chips on top to make it more interesting.


Mrs. Kolca said...

i can just imagine the smell of those freshly-baked cupcakes.. hmmmm!

The Pink Slip said...

OMG they look divine yummmy!!!