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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Toffee Apple Cake

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Jon's Bday/BBQ

you may be tired of apples, but i'm not yet. when i went apple picking a few weekends ago i made a point to not overindulge, because who the hell wants 100lbs of apples? typically i like to make a few apple-related dishes, i swear, i have just two more apple-y dishes to make, only one of which will probably be blog-worthy. just humor me, ok?

this past weekend was a particularly nice one for me -- a bbq with H&R and their very precious son Obi, as well as a handful of phamily & friends. i've talked about them before, they host the best sunday afternoon gatherings, where there's always plenty to eat, mutual appreciation for food and tv. we gather during busy times in our lives, to slow down, to catch up, watch a bit of football (how 'bout them skins and ravens, eh?) and for this particular time, to celebrate a birth that occured 29 years ago.

for my cousin jon's bday, buu brought georgetown cupcakes (um, the chocolate peanut butter one? to.die.for.) and i made hungry rabbit's toffee apple cake that was such a pleasure to make, tho i had a mini anxiety attack during the drowning process & well, i burned the butterscotch sauce. i made the cake the day before, wanting at least 24 hours for the flavors to meld together before cutting in. it was the perfect dessert to have on an unseasonably warm sunday afternoon, with friends.

recently attended the 11th Annual DC APA Film Festival and saw the movie Empire of Silver, i even met the director Christina Yao.

10 comments:

  1. How could anyone be tired of apples yet? Apple season is only just beginning (she says happily).

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  2. Soo between the apple cake, whatever cupcake that is, and the adorable baby, looks like you had a great weekend! We should go bobbing for apples! No? Too early?

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  3. And this is a perfect example of why It's best to name a dish after what it is... too tempting!

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  4. Score! Apple season is here! Can't wait for my mom to start making applesauce, apple pie, apple topping, apple crumb cake, etc, etc. The woman can throw apples in anything and make it taste good.

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  5. Another recipe you've made that I will have to try! I think I am on the same cake wavelength as you. This cake looks great. I love any cake/dessert with apples.

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  6. @wendi, i know right? but i have been quite vocal about my lurve for apples...

    @bear, we've discussed it, it's a cesspool of spit and as much as i <3 you, i can't swap spit with you.

    @meeso, exactly, aptly put!

    @elleswim, YES, another APPLE LOVER! there is such comfort in these fruits and they're so versatile!

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  7. If you want a lively debate, just ask the simple question of which type of apple people prefer. I have seen crazy amounts of anger towards "red delicious" apples in ways that I did not even realize was possible.

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  8. @rwjones, thanks for visiting. #fangirl
    um, i don't like red delicious apples, tho my dislike does not veer twds the anger you've depicted. my curiosity is piqued tho, now i feel like i must incite reactions like that when i mention Red Delicious Apples.
    if i had to choose, i'd pick granny smiths as my fave

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  9. @wendi, i know right? but i have been quite vocal about my lurve for apples...

    @bear, we've discussed it, it's a cesspool of spit and as much as i <3 you, i can't swap spit with you.

    @meeso, exactly, aptly put!

    @elleswim, YES, another APPLE LOVER! there is such comfort in these fruits and they're so versatile!

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  10. Another recipe you've made that I will have to try! I think I am on the same cake wavelength as you. This cake looks great. I love any cake/dessert with apples.

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