I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Spice Cake Apple Squares

These squares have a kind of brownie or blondie-like texture.

3 cups chopped apples
2 tbsps brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1  1/2 tsps cornstarch

1 cup butter (or marg)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped kale (shhh)
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
2 tsps vanilla
1  1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice

Combine first 5 ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Brown butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. It should go from melted to frothy.

Then to clear and finally you should see brown bits forming. I tried using margarine instead of butter. They say marg is not supposed to brown, but mine DID! 

Pour the browned butter into a large bowl. Add sugar, molasses and kale ( ya don't tell anyone about this )

Combine with the rest of the ingredients for the batter.

Oil a 13 X 9" baking dish and pour half the batter in. Top with the apples and the rest of the batter.

Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes.

While still slightly warm top with this brown butter glaze.

1/4 cup butter, browned
1  1/4 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp water

Brown the butter, same as before, then whisk in the icing sugar, vanilla and water. Spread over the warm cake. When cooled cut into squares.

Adapted from Bake.Eat.Repeat. 's Molasses Apple Bars with Brown Butter Glaze

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