Friday, January 6, 2012
Apples, Rocks & Whipping Cream!
So Heidi gave me the idea of knitting an apple, I really wanted to make Ablekage for New Years, and my feet were cold--that's why I'm an overachiever this week--it won't happen again, I promise!
Ablekage is a Danish apple cake that my mom always made for Christmas and New Years, or whenever we could persuade her to make it. She of course was from Denmark and many of the Danish customs were childhood delights--like eating dessert before dinner--yum!
These are the ingredients for Ablekage:
4 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sucanat (or white sugar)
1 granny smith apple
4 cups applesauce1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a skillet, put bread crumbs, butter, 1/2 cup sucanat and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and with a wooden spoon over medium heat mix until browned (not blacked). In the meantime, peal and slice apple and boil for a few minutes till softened. Add apple slices to applesauce with 1/2 cup sucanat and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Of course, Mom never used a recipe, so most of this is to taste, anyway. Layer apple mixture with warm bread crumb mixture in a clear glass bowl--the layers just look pretty. Refrigerate.
Serve with whip cream--before dinner!