Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Recipe Exchange: Apple Torte

This Apple Torte is dedicated to my memory of the Peacock Cafe on Greenwich in
the village. Walnuts are a nice addition to the crumble.

Apple torte
2 pounds Total
of three different kinds of apples
: gala, pinklady and empire
is what i like also golden delicious,macintosh and rome

1 tblsp Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2tsp mace
1/2 tsp Ginger
1.5 cups sugar
1 tblsp Molasses
1 cup flour ( i like oat or pastry flour for this)
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup butter, softened

Mix sugar and spices
cut molasses in until crumbly
and evenly brown

Thin slice apples
chop apples
Mix 1/2 of sugar-spice mixture with apples
put in 2 quart baking dish

Cream butter and sugar.
Mix flour and oatmeal
Add flour-oatmeal to butter-sugar mixture

Sprinkle this over apples.
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until apples are tender
and top is golden

serve with whipped cream or ice cream topping
or as i do, with vanilla soygurt.

Now what i left out of the recipe exchange, what i think makes it special is fresh grated ginger root, mixed in with the apples, and of course this must be peeled, fresh, juicy ginger root,,,, but just a bit and added similarly to the sugar mixture... the fresh melds in, does something special to all this.... the reason north americans squeeze lemon, but better, to my tastes than lemon on apples is ginger

Akua Lezli Hope

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