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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Granny Franny's Apple Cake

Hey, we almost missed apple season with all the hoop-la from the Fashion Plate launch.  I will try to get a few of my Fall recipes in before we focus on the holidays.
This is Fran Neef’s recipe.  My mom didn’t bake very much, but when she found something she liked, she stuck with it.

2½ cups apples, sliced (about 3 large)
½ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Put apples in buttered 8 inch glass round or square pan and sprinkle with next four ingredients. Cook five minutes in microwave. Add a small amount of flour to apple liquid to thicken, if necessary.
6 tablespoons chopped nuts
Add nuts and set aside.
1 cup flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl and add milk, egg and butter. Mix until smooth.
½ cup (one stick) melted butter
cup evaporated milk
1 egg, beaten
Pour over apples and sprinkle with an additional chopped nuts.
½ cup chopped nuts
Bake at 325° for 50 minutes.

Gidget, the original fruits and veggies girl, loves this recipe for apple cake.  So does her boss. She dutifully brings it to work and hopes it will make Kenneth notice her burning passion for him.
Her apple green cotton dress is trimmed in rick-rack and has button sleeve details.  Even Xavier Cugat, her dog, gives it a big "woof" of approval.

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