Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Recovery: A Recipe

I made this yesterday.  It is delicious, dense, and comforting.

Apple Spice Cake

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground cloves
pinch of allspice
6 T softened unsalted butter
6 T light brown sugar
1/4 c molasses
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/4 c applesauce
2 apples

  • Preheat oven to 325, butter and flour a 5x9 loaf pan
  • In medium bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, salt, and spices
  • with electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar til fluffy (approx 4 minutes).  Add molasses, add eggs one at a time, plus vanilla til well blended
  • with mixer on low, add 1/2 flour mixture, beat in applesauce, add remaining flour mixture
  • peel and core apples, cut them into 1/4 in cubes, fold into batter (it will be seem like a whole lot of apple and not enough batter, but it works)
  • put into pan, bake for approx 1 hour
Someone else needs to try this recipe.  I had it for breakfast, but I also had it with ice cream.  It was like apple pie.

Baking is one thing I've been doing to keep myself occupied.  But I need to start giving more away.

1 comment:

  1. yum yum... please start a tab on your website (baking in recovery)