Wednesday, September 5, 2012

For a couple of hours yesterday, my mom and I lunched leisurely.  We had soup and salad on trays and watched The Country Girl in the middle of the afternoon.
Three cheers for lunch and a movie with Mom!!
And Grace Kelly--what a treat.
 Speaking of treats, I stopped to visit my SIL extraordinaire Rachael before my re-entry into reality.  I had peeled, cored and sliced a few dozen apples during the movie, and brought some to share with her.  She inspires me.  And boom!--I came home to find a recipe for apple cake in my email inbox.  (Thanks, Rach!)
So THIS is what we all ate for breakfast this morning.
You should make it.
It's apple season you know.

After-School Apple Cake
 (in our case, BEFORE school)
6 apples peeled, sliced and chopped
2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a 13x9 inch pan.  Put apples in a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon, set aside.  In mixer, blend oil, eggs, and sugar.  Add the baking powder and flours and blend until combined.  Pour the batter over the apples, gently stirring until the apples are just coated.  Pour this mix in to the prepared baking pan, arranging the apples in an even layer, and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  When the cake is cool, cut it into small squares. 
Makes 16 to 18 pieces.  


Melanie said...

What a lovely day! I'm overrun with apples from my CSA, so I guess it's time to make some apple cakes and get to know my new neighbors.

ellen said...

I'm having chocolate zucchini cake for breakfast before I met my friend extraordinaire for lunch.

Doran & Jody said...

Oh slurp!!
I would LOVE to have a day like that. If I want to watch those movies it has to be after work (which I usually don't have time for) AND I have to watch them alone. Daddy doesn't like those kind of movies.

Jo Jo said...

She told me about the date. She loved it. thanks for sharing...

LL said...

Rachael is the recipe queen! I will have to try this. YUM!

shirlgirl said...

What fun for you and your Mom, and the dessert looks awesome!