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Apple Cake!

We had some apples left over from the stock-up I did before Hurricane Sandy, so I made an apple cake (adapted from the 1975 Joy of Cooking - Apple Cake Cockaigne; mostly I made it a little leaner by using skim milk and the smaller amount of butter specified, and I added some oat to the batter for a little more fiber).

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The ingredients! (Butter is already in with the flour etc.)
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Arranging the apple slices on a thin layer of biscuit/scone dough.
 
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Sprinkling the apples with the streusel (brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon)
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Ready to eat!

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estara
Nov. 4th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
That looks rich but very delicious ^^
chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)

It's a moderate amount of butter, but it's also a lot of apples. Still, I certainly don't need to eat more than one serving ... I'm doing my best at being tough and resisting its siren call (there's still about a third of it left).

rachel_reicheru
Nov. 4th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
hmmmmmm om nom nom that looks epic yummy :D
chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)

It's especially good when it's warm from the oven! (I have to keep telling myself that it's not as good now that it's all cooled down. One piece per day is plenty!)

jinxaire
Nov. 5th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
Looks delicious! I have no self control, so I keep naughty things like that out of the house to avoid temptation.
chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)

I've had to build on the self-control thing because of my recent diabetes diagnosis. It's not perfect - I had a sliver of cake for part of my breakfast - but it's better than it was. smillaraaq made a ton of "hobnob"-style biscuits with dark chocolate on top, and I've only had one of them. They're just sitting there on the counter in a sealed container ... I'm pretending they're not there.

flemmings
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
I'm no good at pretending sweet things aren't there, but then 'This thing could kill me if eaten in anything but small quantities' seems like a good deterrent. My bro was diagnosed pre-diabetic and promptly lost 40 lbs with that mindset.
jinxaire
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
I used to have a raging sweet tooth. Over the years, as I ate healthier with mostly whole foods and more vegetables, my sweet tooth has just about fallen out. Most sweets now taste too sweet to me, and I'm able to satisfy a sweet tooth with some fruit most of the time. It doesn't help that sugar gives me a horrible energy crash with no "high" at all, and even more so, I've noticed that eating too much sugar gives me swift retribution in the form of breakouts.

It's just as well. Just about everyone on my mother's side has type 2 diabetes, and I'm hoping to avoid it myself.
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