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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Only 5 left

I don't know what Livejournal's problem is. It re-posted a ton of old posts last night, and I didn't mess with the feed here. Anyone else have problems with their feed?

Apples: 1 full bushel down

I made apple butter. I will not share this recipe because it isn't a very good one. It will be scrapped and I will do it again. The recipe called for many {and I mean many} apples and instead of pureeing them, it said to use a food mill. I was unable to get enough pulp in this manner, and the apple butter is more like an apple syrup.
Last night I gave in. I broke down. I ate apples. I know, but your sick of them! Yet I made a wonderful potato and cabbage croquettes and just needed something sweet to go with it. Hence making baked apples. Very easy and tasty.
You need one apple per diner. 1 Cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. boil the water, sugar and cinnamon on the stove for 5 minutes while you peel and core apples. Stir the sugar/water occasionally so it doesn't burn. Place apples in a baking dish, pour sugar/water over them. Place in a 350F {176c} oven for 45-60 minutes {Until soft} make sure you check them once in awhile, flipping them over to make sure they are evenly flavored by the sugar/water and cooked. Yes, this is served with the main course and not a dessert.

The All Foods Natural newsletter is out. I have a article on Harvest foods. It does have my traditional apple butter recipe included, guess I should have stuck with that one.

And for those that have asked, you don't need to bake your apple dumplings before freezing them. Separate them with wax paper. Or you can under cook them slightly before freezing.

Apple trivia to amaze {annoy} your friends with: When the first colonists migrated to North America, they brought apple seeds with them. The first recorded planting was in 1629 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony


Stephanie said...

You're getting there! Keep up the good work!

BurdockBoy said...

MMMM baked apples. I'll have to give them a try, I've been doing a lot of apple crisps sweetened with maple syrup. I also hope I can still get some more apples, winter came a bit early this year.

Steph said...

The only way I've had success with apple butter was peeling and coring the suckers first before slow cooking them. My favorite recipe was made using grade B maple syrup and several spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, etc.)

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