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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Happy Fall to All

WOW!  Time flies by so quickly…  Can hardly believe that my last post was over a month ago.  Well I’m back with a boom!!  Hopefully you all missed me because I surely missed communicating to you.

I’m in the baking field full time now and I’m totally loving it.  Having fun trying new recipes… Just tried a new Chocolate Mousse recipe that came out wonderful (the recipe is in the Recipe section).  As usual I’ve been baking cakes for birthdays, showers and whatever other occasion is out there.

New and exciting news is that I’ll be a contributing an article to the Nassau Community College school newspaper – The Vignette.  My first article was about apples and it was warmly welcomed by the editors!!  I was so excited and shocked… something I wrote will actually be published!! Oh la la!  It was about apples which seems suiting for this fall time…. I’ll share it with you.

The weather is getting cooler, lots of folk are back to school and holiday time is right around the corner.  Before we even talk holiday let’s talk fall time treats using Apples.

Apples can be tricky because there are so many different types with different flavors… some are tangy while others are sweet.  The Red Delicious apple is great for eating because of it’s high sugar content and the Jonathan apple is great for baking because of its firmness.

September is the when apples are harvested and you can pick your own right here on Long Island at many different locations.  At Lewin Farms, a local Long Island farm, you can pick apples until the end of October.   However, if you can’t make it to Lewin’s try these Apple Bars… you are bound to embrace the fall season with this warm and delicious treat.

Apple Bars

Crust

2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter 2 beaten egg yolks

Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter until they look like pea-size crumbs.  Stir in egg yolks.  Divide mix in half.  Press in bottom of 9 x 13 pan.

Filling

4 cups apples, peeled, cored & sliced

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup flour

Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and flour.  Arrange over crust.  Crumble remaining crumbs on top of apples.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool.  Drizzle with thin icing.

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