Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dessert First

Before I move on to the next recipe, I must mention a delicious cake I recently made. The Applesauce Snack Cake on page 24 of the current Cook's Illustrated (October 2006) is soooo very moist and flavorful. Mmmmm. The author, Erika Bruce, mentions how good this cake is with tea. That got my attention and the cooling autumn weather sealed the deal. I got my bake on during a bright Sunday afternoon while listening to the NPR food show, "The Splendid Table". The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and apples completed the experience. Well, eating the cake technically completed the experience, but by then the radio show was over and it was dusk. Erika was right; tea is easily enjoyed with this moist-apple-goodness. (As pictured)

I want to quickly give an update on my project. Page 86 of Williams-Sonoma "Asian" gives the recipe for Spicy Dry-Cooked Long Beans. I shopped for the ingredients last night, and the beans are indeed quite long, about 18". I think that's all I should say for now. I'll be making this dish within the next few days.

7 comments:

David Alonzo said...

is it nutty? you know how the girl can't handle the tree nuts

stasiacooks said...

It is not nutty! I will give you the recipe the next time I see you.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm... Apple cake... So sad it's all gone, in my belly.

Mom said...

Applesauce cake sounds wonderful---can I have the recipe too???

stasiacooks said...

I will email it to you!

Colliez said...

OK Stacy,
I think you should treat your mother and me next time you are home. We might share it with your father. Sounds yummy. Can't wait until you are home again.
PS. Hold the bonito flakes!!!

Karen said...

Good Cake Anastasia!