Thursday, November 6, 2008

Apple cake

Last night I made this 101 Cookbooks apple cake
Well, sort of. In true Brennan fashion, I strayed pretty far from the recipe. In particular:
  • I don't know what kind of apples I used, nor how much. 3 apples = how many cups? Also, I didn't chop the apples up enough. Oops.
  • I used whole wheat flour, but not pastry flour.
  • I used regular-type cinnamon, which I did not measure. Just threw it in there. 
  • Since I can't get the top off my salt shaker, I just shook it into my palm for a really long time, until the pile in my hand seemed like a 1/2 teaspoon, and my arm was tired.
  • I didn't have buttermilk, so I did half skim milk and half apple cider vinegar.
  • We had only a little bit of vegan butter left, so I topped it off with a few glugs of canola oil.
  • I threw a shit ton of sugar in there; no measurement needed or attempted.
Oh, also, I used a loaf pan, so I had to cook the sucker for like an hour before it cooked through. It turned out pretty tasty, though! Especially warm and topped with vanilla ice cream. Precision is not my strong suit, but eating is.


Caitlin said...

mmmm sounds exactly like i would have imagined for your variation.

slb said...

oh genevieve. to substitute for vinegar, just add one tbsp of vinegar per cup of milk, and let stand for five minutes. yours sounds good too though.