Daily Archives: October 28, 2009

Thunder Cake Update

A snow day and a friend’s birthday provided me with the perfect excuse to spend some time in the kitchen, so I baked a Thunder Cake.  It was pretty much a fool-proof recipe and the cake came out great.  So if you need a quick chocolate cake, give it a try.

Update:  Todd Daily gave me this recipe originally and we had this conversation this morning.

Todd:  I hope you remembered the most important ingredient. The Thunder! According to the book, that’s the only way that it really works.

Me:  I checked my cooking equivalency and substitution chart and found that I could substitute a 36 hour blizzard for an afternoon of thunder, so it worked out okay.

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Apples, Apples, Everywhere

This is one of my favorite times of year, apple season. I love apple cider and all kinds of apples. At various times in my life I’ve been lucky enough to spend fall days in orchards picking my own apples or buying fresh cider. Last week we had a baked apple recipe, so to continue a theme I’ll post more apple recipes over the next week or so. We’ll start with a twist on baked apples:

Snicker Apples

  • 4 large Macintosh apples, cored
  • 2-2 oz snickers candy bars, cut into 4 pieces, set end pieces aside
  • 2 cups apple cider

large baking dish

Arrange apples in dish, using the middle sections from the snickers, press 1 piece each into each apple core. Pour apple cider over apples. Take snickers end pieces and place one on top of each apple, pressing down a bit so they don’t fall off. Bake 350 ° for 50-60 minutes

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