Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mapple Pudding


No, I didn't spell that wrong, it's a mix of maple syrup and apple cider, so I decided to call it mapple!  There is nothing more comforting than a warm apple pudding served with vanilla ice cream.  The fresh grated ginger really kicks it up a notch. It is a real fall treat. 


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk, divided
2 cups apple slices (about 2 medium apples, peeled and cored)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger
1 cup sweet apple cider
1 cup grade B maple syrup


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.  In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar.  Beat in egg.  Stir in flour  mixture, a third at a time, alternating with milk (beginning and ending with flour mixture).

In a medium bowl, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and ginger and place in an ungreased two-quart casserole dish.  Pour batter over apple mixture, making sure all apple pieces are covered. 

In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine cider and maple syrup and bring to a boil, stirring often.  Pour over batter; it will sink.  Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Marmalade Chews

This recipe is about 70 years old.  It is from my husband's grandmother's collection.  I'm going to write it down just as it is written.  They never went into great detail back then with recipes.  They are a chewy, raisin studded, spicy oatmeal cookie.  They are a really nice fall cookie and a great cookie jar filler! 


Marmalade Chews

Cream :  2/3 cup shortening
                 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
                 1 cup white sugar
Add:  2 beaten eggs
           2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat well. 
Blend:  2 cups all-purpose flour
               1 teaspoon baking powder
               1 teaspoon baking soda
               1 teaspoon salt
               1 teaspoon cinnamon
               1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
               1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Add to creamed mixture and combine well.  Blend in 2 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup marmalade, 1 cup raisins.  Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. 
Makes 4 dozen cookies