Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date: December 28, 2017
Yield: 12 servings
Time needed:1 hour + time to cool & add icing
I tried the banana version of this versatile cake. The cake itself was ok, but rather humdrum. A lighter flour, such as unbleached white flour might have let the taste of the spices come through better.
I made the icing, but threw it out; powdered milk is no good substitute for icing sugar!!! The icing you see in the photo was a more standard recipe and much better tasting.
Chameleon Spice Cake (banana)
Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: April 29, 2012
Yield: approximately 3 cups
Time needed: 4 hours (with most of the work done in the first 30 and last 15 minutes.)
After spending two hours in a Tibetan restaurant over lunch I didn’t need supper. So I made this Apple Butter instead. For the quantity suggested you need a large kettle for the apple cider and a good sized canning kettle for the final processing. I started off with only 2 cups of apple cider and got a ½ cup of apple butter from it. I can use that quickly enough I don’t need to seal it.
Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: August 9/16
Yield: 2 dozen
Time needed: 45 minutes
These are one of the staff-created variations on the basic muffin recipe used by Alternative Grounds, a popular fair-trade coffee roasters in Toronto. Sadly they no longer operate the restaurant where these muffins were served each morning, but the coffee is still available at various local outlets.
This is a very good muffin, moist and tasty. Good call, Elisha!
Elisha’s Apple Cinnamon Muffins