Saturday, November 24, 2012
Apple Walnut Mosaic Coffee Cake
Here we are at our 12th bake at THB ( The Home Bakers ) where we are currently baking from the book Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas and we have now completed 1/5 of the book! After baking so many recipes from the book, i sort of getting used to Lou's cakes now. Many months ago, when i started baking the first two three recipes from the book, i was a little not used to Lou's style of cakes..to me it's neither the spongy type nor muffin type nor the creamy melt in your mouth type of texture but now as time goes by, knowing her style, i know that her recipes are indeed nice coffee cakes, not coffee flavoured cakes but perfect with coffee or any of your favourite hot drinks and am appreciating her recipes. They can be dense sometimes but always moist. Most of her cakes are typically flavoured with fruits and nuts and with some spices that goes in together or topped with streusel making them a delicious addition. Just like this apple walnut mosaic cake which was chosen by Mich of Piece of Cake, it is incredibly moist and very tasty. I did however skipped the nuts this time. Lou calls this a mosaic cake, i guess the obvious reason is because of the lookalike mosaic effect in the cake with a mixture of apples, nuts and cranberries. Mine didnt turn out to be 'mosaic' enough but i'm fine with that :) I made half a recipe in a small 18cm loaf pan. For full recipe, please hop over to Mich's blog, the host for this bake. Mich has made these into nice cupcakes with streusel topping and to view group baking, click here.
At the same time, i would like to inform my new found friend, Shannon from Just as Delish is having a cookbook giveaway at her blog. She is offering 3 lucky readers a cookbook worth RM70 to any lucky Malaysian readers. The contest starts from Nov20 till Nov27, 2012. Try your luck, i just did. To find out what cookbook is Shannon giving away and the details of the contest, please click here. Good luck.