Sunday, 30 January 2011
Virago Reading Week Bake
A brief interlude from my Library Day in the Life posts this week - there is still one more to come as I work on Sundays, but today at least I am not at the library. I have been participating in the wonderful Virago Reading Week hosted by Carolyn and Rachel over on my Virago Venture blog (and have been enjoying having the company of others as I read my way through the Virago Modern Classics list). I have a Virago inspired bake to share today on this blog, and yes, of course it features apples!
I saw this recipe a few weeks ago, but in the spirit of "baking from the cupboard" I didn't think I could make it, as although I had apples, I didn't think that I had any demerera sugar. But I found some! All this Virago-ing has made me crave apples, so I decided to make the cake with a mix of ground almonds and gluten free flour and vegan margarine so that I could have some too; I hoped that the moistness of the apples would counteract some of the grittiness of the gf flour and the apple would make up for the vegan margarine which doesn't taste as good as butter!
Yum! I show it here with two appropriate titles as my entry for Carolyn and Rachel's photo competition.