After gusting winds and torrential rain two days ago, today has been shorts and t-shirt weater. WHY??? Not good weather for baking, but…
…my apples were starting to look like this:
Thus, I reluctantly turned on my oven to make some Apple Cookies. Then I decided that I was too lazy to make them into cookies, so I ploped the whole thing into a square cake pan and made Apple Cake Bars. It was alright. I cut the sugar down from the original recipe, so it ended up being more like Apple Bread Bars. Not bad considering the fate of the apples would have been in the garbage can otherwise.
Apple Cake Bars
1 stick butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp total of a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
4 wrinkly little apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Combine apples and granulated sugar. Let sit while preparing the batter.
Cream butter and sugar. Add milk and egg, mix well.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and spices..
Fold in apples.
Bake in a greased 8″ square pan at 350F for 20 mins.