Herbal tea on a Saturday morning music, and yesterday’s cakes…
I haven’t made an Apple Cake for quite a while. I love it with a cup of hot Green Tea, and a little sauce on the side. As I’ve mentioned in my last post, my days have been spent mostly in the search for the perfect chocolate fudge (and studying driver’s license theory…). Didn’t want to put chocolate in the cake, as it would make it dense and not as smooth and fresh.
It may sound surprising, but this is the first cake recipe that I made alone (that is, without my Grandma Lena’s help). It belongs to a friend of hers, and it’s my favorite apple cake of all times. I actually think that most fruit cakes are vaguely similar, with the exception of the “upside-down’s”. Even so, it took me quite a while to make the click in this recipe. If you don’t let it cook, the texture will turn out real soggy…like a block of Edam cheese.
I only made half a recipe, but I’m writing it down in the original format. The measurement units used for these two recipes are different, so should you find it confusing, look here for help in the conversion.
Finally found Matcha Green Tea! I’ve been looking for it for a decade (approximately). It’s one of those ingredients that simply doesn’t appear on your supermarket shelf, at least in this country. And I actually thought I’d have to order this online. Ah, but as my mother wisely says: Seek, and you shall find!