Has the news got you down? Global economic woes got you in a slump? Cheer up – apple season is in full swing!
Okay, maybe food can’t actually solve everything. If a glistening green Granny Smith is not enough to inoculate you against all the financial and political shenanigans going on at the moment, how about a golden apple cake drenched in bath of buttery-bourbon?
The economy is tough, and politics is grueling (ask any Joe Six Pack). But there’s always bourbon. And, this Bourbon Apple Cake by The Minimalist Mark Bittman is easy. Nothing fancy – flour, sugar, butter and pureed apples combined in the food processor, and baked in a no-frills 9-by-13 pan. And, if the current political campaign is driving you to drink, here’s a technique that won’t require a congressional vote – a cup of bourbon is warmed with butter and sugar and used to soak the cake. The result is robust, autumn flavor and a nice warm glow, even if the sputtering economy leaves you cold.
There’s another Presidential debate scheduled for this Wednesday. You might want to have a slice of Bourbon Apple Cake handy. I promise – my friends – you will not be undecided about this cake.
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