It's kind of my thing.
Some people are neat freaks, or party animals, or free spirited.
And I embrace it.
Coupled with the fact that I consistently overestimate my ability to complete almost anything successfully and quickly, makes me unstoppable.
At least I thought so, until I actually made my first recipe and sat down to blog about it. I had a few realizations....
- I don't know how to be a Blogger. Well, shoot. I better learn, like right now, because that's a big part of having a blog. At least that's what I've heard.
- Blogging, even for someone who actually knows how to do it, seems to take time. More than I expected. Not surprising considering my aforementioned skill set.
- I'm not a detail person. Not a great trait when trying to translate old recipes with minimal methodology on the original. At least if the goal is for them to be edible.
I've realized a lot today.
And I've got a couple things to work on before my next post.
All this realizing has made me hungry, so let's bake something.
Today's recipe is Grandma's Apple Cake. I chose this as the first recipe because it's awesome; my grandma made it a lot;it's easy; and it's fall in Ohio so the apples are great.
So here it goes....
Grandma Zimmerman's Apple Cake
4 cups apples, finely diced (I used Gala, any variety will do)
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts*
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9x13 pan.
- Combine diced apples, oil, and eggs in a large bowl.
- Add sugar, walnuts and vanilla. Stir.
- Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir until combined
- Pour mixture into prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
I hope you give this one a try! Let me know how it goes.
Thanks for stopping by.