Scrumptious Saturday~ Apple Cake, Potato Soup & Whole Wheat Rolls




Fresh Apple Cake ~ Original Recipe

• 1 cup oil
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 1/2 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 cups chopped apples
• 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and oil. Beat in the eggs until light, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the batter just until moistened. Fold in the apples and nuts. Pour into two loaf pans.
3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a plate and tapping out of the pan.

Can be eaten plain or with a coconut icing on top.


My modified cake that is a bit healthier:

Honey Apple Cake

• 1 cup butter
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup honey
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 1/2 cups flour (hard white wheat berries processed in my grain mill)
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 cups chopped apples
• 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the honey and butter. Beat in the eggs until light, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the batter just until moistened. Fold in the apples and nuts. Divide into two loaf pans.
3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a plate and tapping out of the pan.

Potato Soup
My potato soup recipe really is not a recipe but here is how I make it. Take about three tablespoons of butter from your Jersey cows and place in a pot. Turn on the heat and begin to melt the butter. Throw in about a teaspoon of salt and a dash of pepper. Cut up a medium onion and cook for several minutes in the butter. Add a small amount of water. You want just enough to cover the potatoes but no more. Cut up the desired amount of potatoes into the pot. Cook potatoes until done. Use corn starch to thicken your potato soup mixture. Then, take real cream from your Jersey cows and pour in just enough to make the soup the right consistency. Sprinkle with paprika, cheese, bacon or all three.

This soup was first made for me by my grandmother and to this day means comfort food for me.

Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls

And here is a re-cap of my great-grandmother’s recipe for rolls. I made them this week using freshly ground, whole wheat flour. Delicious! The best part is that these rolls can be made ahead and the dough kept in the refrigerator unti l you are ready to use it!

Comments

Deb said…
Thanks for the recipes! :)