Upside Down Apple Ginger Bread CakeI must admit I was a little sceptical about this recipe, I tend to use Southern Living, Martha Stewart, or Paula Deen type recipes. You know the kind loaded with fat!!! This recipe was found in The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook (I have had this book for years but never really used it). The results were fantastic!!! This cake is especially tasty served warm from the oven.
Any where there is an option given to use margarine or butter, I used butter. I don't even have margarine in my house. I know , I know butter is so, so fattening, but it's also so, so tasty!!!
1T stick margarine or butter melted
1/4 C packed brown sugar
2 C thinly slice peeled Granny Smith Apples
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
3/4 t baking soda
1/4 t nutmeg
1/8 t cloves
1/3 C granulated sugar
1/4 C stick margarine or butter, softened
1/3 C molasses
1 L egg
1/2 C plain fat free yogurt
1/3 C chopped pitted date ( optional)
3 T chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
1. Coat bottom of 9 inch cake pan with melted butter.
Sprinkle brown sugar over butter.
Arrange apples spokelike over brown sugar.
2. Spoon flour into measuring cup; level with knife.
Combine flour and next 6 ingredients; set aside.
3. Beat granulated sugar and 1/4 C butter for 5 minutes on medium speed.
Add molasses and egg, beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
Stir in dates and walnuts if desired.
4. Pour batter over apple slices. Sharply tap pan on counter to remove any air bubbles.
5. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Run narrow metal spatula around sides to loosen. Place plate upside down on pan; invert cake onto plate. Serve warm. Yield 8 servings.
This next recipe is an all time family favorite!!! I can remember my grandmother making it for family dinner, my mother has made it and still makes it for family dinner, and I make it quite often as well. It probably one of my husbands favorite foods, a real crowd pleaser!!!
Chicken and Noodles
Whole cut up chicken with skin
salt to taste
pepper to taste
cover with water
After chicken is cooked discard skin, bones, celery.
Chill broth, and skim fat.
6 T cream
beat with whip
Add 1 1/2 C flour and blend
Work in more flour if needed to create a workable dough
Place dough on a floured surface and roll thin.
Leave the dough to dry 6-8 hours.
When dough is almost dry, slice into noodles.
Chicken and Noodles:
Bring broth to boil (add canned if you don't have enough)
Add noodles to broth, along with chopped chicken
Simmer about 8 minutes or until noodles are done.
Lower the temperature and add 2 T Butter, salt and pepper to taste, and milk or half and half to desired consistency.
This particular dish isn't very photogenic, but I promise the taste will not disappoint!!!
Fancy that, something new and something old, recipes just like new and old friends can bring comfort!!