Saturday, September 11, 2010

"An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away" - 4 Simple Goals Update

Well in my case, that is not quite true :o) But I love to eat them anyway.

In little old Denmark, the Apple Day (the 6th of its kind) is celebrated today and initiates the apple feast, a series of events going on through the rest of the year. There is a huge variety of recipes for baked goods etc. containing apples, as thee are some very fine types of apples growing there.

Ohh.... my excuse for making a traditional Danish Apple Cake after a recipe, that has been in my family for years - guess it was written down 3 generations ago. It is so easy to make and is yummi - well at least according to my taste buds. And wait.... that actually is in accordance with the 4th goal of my 4 Simple goals: Baking and other "kitchen stuff".

If you are wondering about the apple cake - here is the recipe:

Traditional Danish Apple Cake   - serves 4

2 lb cooking apples
3 oz sugar
A little water
1 vanilla pod

Breadcrump mix:
½ cup sugar
½ oz breadcrumbs
3 oz butter
4 big or 8 small macaroons

  • Peal and core the apples, then slicing them into small pieces - boil them with some water and the split vanilla pod until they are all mushy.
  • Remove the pot frm the heat and add the sugar. Stir it and let it cool off.
  • Mix sugar and breadcrumps.
  • Let the butter be golden in a saucepann and add the breadcrump-sugar mixture.
  • At low heat, fry the mixture until it is crispy and golden - keep stirring the mixture until it is ready.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add crushed macaroons.
  • Put the apples and the breadcrump mix layer by layer in a bowl - start and end with breadcrump mix
  • Add whipped cream on the top - about ½ inch - the whipped cream helps sweeten the cake, as it can be a bit sour due to the amount of apples
Velbekomme / Bon appetit.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

This sounds delicious, I would like to try making it!