Finally, my first post for French Fridays with Dorie! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you seen the 700+ people on the blogosphere cooking and baking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s gorgeous new cookbook Around My French Table. I’m particularly excited about embarking with the new group, as I’ll have an opportunity to work on more savory dishes — after all, my hubs and I can’t survive on desserts alone!
For the month of October, the recipes were selected by Dorie herself. Although the group will not be posting the recipes, Dorie was kind enough to publish the October recipes here. The savory recipes sound super delicious…I have some serious catching up to do.
Go figure – my first recipe is a dessert!
This recipe for Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake is for all of you apple lovers. It’s essentially a bounty of chopped apples with a little cake batter stirred in. The cake has a little kick with a shot of dark rum. Ridiculously easy to make, the cake can be prepped and in the oven in minutes. The recipe calls for an 8 inch springform pan. Argh — I have every size springform, except for the 8 inch. I ended up using a 7 inch pan and a 4 inch pan.
The mini made for a perfectly portioned cake for one!
After slicing into the larger cake, I was treated to a beautiful mosaic of apples. This is definitely more fruit than cake!
I thoroughly enjoyed this cake — super moist, chock full of apple-y, rum-y goodness!
I know what I’m having with my coffee in the am.