Food for Thought – June 11, 2013

Our son, Ken, and wife, Terry, were here from NC for my birthday. It was an AB day and he took us out for dinner. After we came home we played Sequence and then had dessert and coffee.

Following is a moist, tasty cake recipe from Brigetta Lyon, which I’ve had for several years.

French Apple Cake

4-6 peeled and sliced apples – mix with 5 tsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon

3 cups flour

1-1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup oil

1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice

2-1/2 tsp. vanilla

4 eggs

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Combine eggs and sugar. Beat well. Add vanilla and oil. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Add juice. Mix until creamy. Grease and flour bundt pan. Alternate layer of batter with layer of apples. Begin and end with batter. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes; then at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool 10 minutes before turning out. Do not frost. Serve with Cool Whip or whipped cream.

Serves: 16.

This recipe from Sue Shank of Harrisonburg, VA is for all chocoholics and is easy to prepare.

Chocolate Walnut Tart

Pastry for single crust pie (9-inch)

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips

3 eggs

3/4 cup dark corn syrup

1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1/4 cups butter, melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Press pastry onto bottom and up sides of ungreased 9-inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Trim edges. Sprinkle walnuts and chocolate chips into crust. In a small bowl, combine eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, butter and vanilla. Pour into crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until top is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 12 servings.

This last thought is a poem written by Lorena Farmer Cowdrey.

We Thank Thee, God

For silver stars that twinkle in the twilight,

For lace-like shadows leaves of cooling shade,

For snow-tipped mountain tops, the flora, fauna,

And every matchless thing Thy might has made;

For ladies loveliness and laughing children,

And for mightly minds You gave to men,

For selfless souls that give themselves in service,

And breathless love that binds two hearts akin;

For Thy great love that sent Thy Son, a Savior,

To lift mankind above the earthen clod,

And give Him kingship with Thy highest beings;

For all these wondrous things we thank Thee, God.

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Until next time,