Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pruning in the cold is hard work, but we take coffee breaks and eat something delicious. Here's the recipe for this weeks break:

Manoff Market Gardens Cider

2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk.

3 cups Granny Smith
 and/or Gold Rush apple slices mixed with:
          1 tbsp sugar
          1 tsp cinnamon
          1 tsp ground ginger
          1/2 tsp chopped candied ginger 
or more if you like ginger!
1 cup Manoff Market Gardens Apple cider
1 cup Real Maple Syrup

Heat oven to 350°.
For Batter:
 In a small bowl combine flour, 
bkg pwder and salt.
In a medium bowl, cream butter 
and 1/2 cup sugar.
 Beat in eggs.
Stir  in flour mixture, a third at a time 
alternating with milk.
In an ungreased 9x13 pan- 
put apples(mixed with 1 tbsp. sugar and spices)Pour  batter over apple mixture making 
sure  all apple pieces are covered.
Combine Syrup and Cider in a saucepan 
over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring often.
 (Couple minutes)
Pour over batter; it will sink.
(ignore how it looks at this time-
it's not pretty!)
Bake 35-45 minutes 
or until toothpick inserted into
the center of the cake (not liquid) 
comes out clean.

Delicious over vanilla ice cream 
or for coffee break.

Thursday, February 5, 2015