I have been busy the past few weeks....a trip back to Kingston. I know, I know...but we love it there. It has become our favourite escape and we do go often. The used book stores call to me....and Sir John A's pub - of course.
So that is what I have been up to...how about you? Where have you been and what have you been cooking?
I have a gem of a recipe to share with you today. Pantry staples for sure that when combined are delightful together. No mixer required! These apple squares come together easily and are lovely on there own or if you like, you can add a scoop of nice vanilla ice cream.
Adapted from Food 52
Butter, to grease the pan
3 apples, medium in size ( I used golden delicious)
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp milk
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Icing sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Butter an 8-inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper.
Peel the apples and slice thinly. I used a mandoline, but if you don't have a mandoline, just core and slice as thinly as you can.
In a bowl, whisk the flour and baking powder together.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and salt together until the sugar dissolves and the eggs become pale.
Whisk in the vanilla, then the milk and the melted butter.
Next, add the flour and whisk until smooth.
Gently fold in the apples until each slice is coated.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and even out the top with a spatula.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed and golden. Test for doneness by inserting a skewer into centre. It should come out clean.
Transfer to a rack to cool.
Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.
Makes four glutton sized squares or nine reasonable ones.