Tuesday, September 25
Loving the Apple!
Many recipes call for apples to be used as fillers or healthy alternatives when cooking. Apples work amazing in slaw's, salads, and more recently I discovered you can use applesauce instead of oil when baking. Now that was a great moment in cooking for me. More important than this discovery was the recent conversation I had with a co-worker who told me, they liked apple picking but got tired of eating the apples. I asked what else she used them for and she revealed with the exception of applesauce there wasn't much you could do with them. I was shocked and slightly heart broken, had she never read my blog? Did I forget or imagine all the conversations we have had? I asked her, and she honestly said that she thought maybe making anything else was too above her cooking skills.
OK, now I see. Yes some apple recipes are more complicated than others. But that is true with any ingredient. I sent her on a mission, I told her to go apple picking. And then said if she tried 1-2 other recipes and found they were too hard, I would personally pay back the money she spent on apples and ingredients. That was a month ago.
Today I am here to tell you, not only did I not have to pay back a single cent. But I may have an apple addict in my work place now. She has made every recipe I have posted using apples as the base and has asked for more. I was happy to oblige. This year I will cover, Apple juice, Apple Crumb Pie, Apple Biscuits, and Traditional Apple Bread Pudding. You should give one or two a try...I bet I can convert you too!
Here are a few links to get you started:
Apple Bread Pudding
Resturant Style Fried Apples