This cake was very pretty, but the taste was rather bland. Maybe it was because I used homemade applesauce which isn’t sweetened. The frosting with applesauce was a nice touch, though, and I might use it on something else.
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I used this recipe but did not add the icing. I used a mix of raisins, dried cranberries, and dried apples.
I’ve made a lot of apple pies, but always from fresh apples. So when I was asked to make an apple pie using frozen apples which had been grown this summer, I instead opted for some homemade applesauce so I could make an applesauce pie. The site where I got this recipe from originally is now defunct, but this one is similar.
I reduced the butter by half, increased the applesauce slightly, and used three eggs because my host’s chickens lay eggs that are a bit smaller than commercial ones.
I found a good use for the rest of the bounty of apples I received in the autumn: sharlotka. What’s nice about this is that it’s mostly apple with a bit of batter: more fruit, less sugar.
I started with this recipe, but used a rose cordial rather than rosewater, and left out the pistachio.
I still have a lot of apples left, so I decided to make baked apples with pumpkin caramel. In place of rye sourdough I simply used a rye-wheat that I often have on hand. I also made it vegan by using coconut oil in place of butter, replacing the double cream with oat cream, and skipping the sour cream.
So many people start the new year with new resolutions, like going to the gym or juicing. Not me, I try things any time. The juice I’m presenting today is something I tried in October.
The taste of this was surprisingly good (especially given my dislike of cabbage), although I added a few drops of liquid stevia to it. Unfortunately I don’t have a juicer and my blender left rather too much pulp for me to actually drink it as a smoothie. Instead I had to put it in a strainer and extract the juice that way.