Monday, November 22, 2010

Dear Abby

No , not that Abby. This one is a friend of my youngest daughter who is living a dream life in France. Every now and then I pop over to see how life is in her world. Almost 2 months ago she said that this cake needed to be made.It was a weekend and I was ready for the challenge. However I had no orange juice and had to put it on hold.

The recipe is from Deb at Smitten Kitchen She has been a favorite of mine for quite awhile and this nudge to try her mom's apple cake wasn't hard to do. I had plenty of local apples so I followed the recipe calling for 6 apples which I mixed with the sugar cinnamon and the walnuts. I thought we'd be eating cake for a month and as I was making it the thought of freezing half seemed like a real possibility.

It's just Jiggy's (the hubby) and I so I was sure this cake was going to be shared by many.You know where I'm going with this.The kitchen was filled with those wonderful fall aromas and it was difficult to wait the hour and a half for it to be done.Then of course it had to cool. I thought it would be difficult to remove from the pan but, no problem.

Here's where it got crazy. After admiring how gorgeous it was we had a small sliver just to make sure it was tasty.........then another sliver by the end of the weekend we had consumed the entire cake. We just couldn't seem to get enough of it. I decided to make it for my soup people. Of course I couldn't offer it by the piece so I checked out my stash of pans and found a tray of mini angel food cake pans.
They absolutely loved them and I have been making them ever since. Thanks Abby.............said the hobbit


Margaret said...

I love smitten kitchen! I've made a few of the recipes and so far all the ones I've made have turned out really well, so I guess I'll have to give this a try cause it sure looks yummy.

GloamingDesigns said...

yay! :) (i'm so flattered to have a post with my name on it!)

so glad you tried it and loved it! Happy Thanksgiving