Good morning my little sugar muffins!
I know, I know. I’m a big fat liar. I said I was taking two weeks off to get ohksocial off the ground, and then I turn around 1 week later and post. So sue me. No wait, don’t. I’m already flat broke and pan-handling for peanuts and used chewing gum.
….Okay, that’s not true either. Now that I am officially finished at my “real job”, that’s just my worst fear. It’s only been 1 working day since I became totally 100% self employed…I have at least another couple of weeks before you see me on the street corner swinging my shit for pennies. Except we don’t have pennies anymore in Canada. I’m gonna have to shake it extra hard to get your hard earned nickles.
In all seriousness though – super stoked. Super elated. Super nervous. And super-woman pajamas are now an all day thing. Da ta da daaaaa!!!!
Okay, so while I missed you all horribly – and I have. For reals. The reason I HAVE to post today is because it’s March Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!
This past month I was assigned The Savvy Kitchen. Based on all the dietary restrictions of her friends and family, Amy has managed to do something I’ve only talked about – focuses her blog on gluten-free, low-calorie and low-carb cooking. Seriously – this is something I’ve been meaning to do a series on for ages but I just keep on cooking high butter, high fat, high home-made pasta laden dishes.
Note to self: must. think. about. others. and. stop. obsessing. about. self.
Amy is one hot chica and she had a good handful of recipes that looked good to me. Especially her beer cheese soup. Beer? Good! Cheese? Good! Soup? Good!
But ultimately I ended up making a few baked apples*. If you haven’t noticed already, I have a bit of a penchant for apples and cinnamon. So when I saw these little babies, I was all up in that shit. They were relatively easy (be careful when coring the apples!), and smothered in vanilla ice cream, they made a fantastic gluten-free apple-pie like experience.I did it! Look Ma, I made a gluten free dessert! I might just get it together yet…..
*Ingredient sizes are slightly modified to accommodate less apples than original recipe.
Cinnamon Baked Apples
Yield 4 servings
- 4 Same Sized Apples (Granny Smith or any decent baking apple).
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon.
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg.
- 1/3 C Sugar.
- 4 Tsp Butter, room temp.
- 1 C Dry Apple Cider.
- Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees F.
- Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.Core apples 3/4 of the way through, being careful not to puncture the bottom of the apple so juices and flavors remain inside the apple. Fill each cavity with the spice & sugar mixture, topping with a Tsp of butter.
- Place apples in a casserole or baking dish and pour cider around them.
- Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Adapted from Amy
What’s your biggest fear?