Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Breakfast for Work and a Side Note


I will start with the side note first, I made this breakfast on Friday, yes that long ago. I took pictures on Friday and everything, then I somehow lost the cord that connects my camera to my pc. And I know most of you are saying well just use a different cord because they are all the same. Well I’m afraid not my friends my great Sony Camera has a special cord that has to be used on it. So I spent what little time I had over the weekend searching for it. And finally last night thanks to the great work by P because I was tired of looking for it. He found it! So here we are. Ok now back to the real post. As you may or may not know at my work someone brings in breakfast every Friday. It doesn’t matter what you bring, it just has to be enough to feed everyone. Most of the time there are bagels and donuts but that just won’t do for me. I have to show off my culinary stylings. So that means I have to do a few old standby’s and some new stuff every time. So while perusing the internet for ideas I came across this cake and thought ok no way was I going to try to make Mini Bundt cakes, but I bet I could make a big cake out of this. And let me tell you that was a great idea, this cake tastes fantastic. Almost like apple pie but without the scary pie crust part. So after you hit up your local apple orchard make this cake with the over abundance of apples that you buy if you are like me and need to use up a few. I might just have to make this again when P’s sister comes into town with her family this weekend.

Apple Cake with Cider Glaze

3 cups of AP Flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking powder

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

2 cups of sugar

2 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 eggs

3 tablespoons of half and half

2 cups of peeled, cored and chopped apples

Cider Glaze –

1 ¾ cups of powdered sugar

3 tablespoons of apple cider

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a Bundt cake pan with non stick baking spray. In a bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar, then add in the eggs one at a time making sure to mix in between additions. Add in the milk and beat until well combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients until just blended. Fold in the apple pieces, this makes a thick batter (you are going to think there is no way this is coming out of the pan nicely). Spread the batter into the pan in a nice even layer and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling. Combine the powdered sugar and apple cider and drizzle over the cooled cake.

Adapted from Mini Apple Cakes with Cider Glaze.

Here is the picture of my completed breakfast.


The Menu was my Breakfast Casserole, Banana Bread, Apple Cake, Make your own Fruit and Yogurt parfait (with homemade granola, I’ll post that recipe at a later this week), and Mock Bellini’s and Mimosa. ( we aren’t allowed to have alcohol)

And on the same day as my breakfast you would not believe what was delivered. My order from Nordicware, I only ordered it on Monday and wow was I impressed with everything that I got. There was more on the bottom like cookie sheets and cooling racks but you get the idea.

8 comments:

  1. Yum. I love apples in anything. Now, I've never had Cider Glaze, but I bet it's fanastic. I'll try out your recipe. Thanks.

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  2. Can I come to work with you?
    I love the idea that someone brings breakfast every Friday!

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  3. yum! looks so good! and yay for your cool baking tools! i made a similar cider glaze recently... it was so good :)

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  4. Can I work at your office. Wow, that's nice. And holy cow your order! Awesome.

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  5. what a marvelous cake! apple cake is always glorious, but that glaze makes it spectacular and unique. bravo. :)

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  6. Ooooh do you want to send me on some of your bakeware?! xxx

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  7. Nice looking cake. I like the cider glaze.

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  8. that cider glaze is calling me! I must use this on something soon!

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