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I've had a craving for Apple Cake for a while now but I knew I had already reached my limit for Thanksgiving. I rarely make desserts so I decided to do something different for Christmas . I really hope this turns out GOOD!
Prep time:Cook time:Yield:1 cake
3 cups (about 600 g) peeled, cored and chopped baking apples (Cortlandt, Granny Smith, Empire, Gala and Braeburn are all excellent) (from about 4 large apples)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
Whipped cream, for serving (I would omit this part but there are dairy alternatives that exist for people who wish to indulge) I would add brown sugar on top of the apples prior to adding the cake mix.
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch x 12-inch (or 9-inch square) baking dish, and scatter the chopped apples in an even layer in the bottom. Add the ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of the cake mix, and toss to coat. Spread the apples into an even layer, and set the dish aside.
Place the remaining cake mix in a large bowl. Using a standard grater, grate the chilled butter into the cake mix and, using your clean hands, toss to coat the butter in the cake mix. Break up the lumps that form in the grated butter until the mixture is uniform and looks like very coarse sand. Scatter the butter and cake mix mixture in an even layer on top of the chopped apples. Pour the chilled buttermilk evenly over the top. Sprinkle the top of the cake very lightly with ground cinnamon.
Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil, place it in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, return the cake the oven and bake until the apples are tender and the top is puffed and lightly golden brown (about another 15 minutes for the 9-inch x 12-inch pan, 20+ minutes minutes for the 9-inch square pan). Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a very light sprinkling of ground cinnamon.
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 Servings
Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 small clove garlic, minced½ tsp Dijon mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (LF or non dairy, I like GOVeggie)salt to tasteOlive oil spray2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt to taste. You can alternately blend the mixture, parmesan cheese included, in a small food processor.Preheat the grill over medium-high heat. Oil the grill's surface. Remove any wilted outer leaves from the romaine hearts, then cut the hearts in half length-wise leaving the end intact so eac…
Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…