We are coming to end the of the apples on our trees. I had Rick drag out the ladder for me so I could pick some to make one last batch of apple butter and an apple cake.
He dutifully set up the ladder for me and then looked all alarmed when I was repositioning it and ended up picking the apples for me. I swear that wasn't my intention at all....
This cake smells heavenly when it is baking. It is from Gywneth Paltrow's Goop newletter and was part of a Rosh HaShanah feature. I realize that I am over a month late and not Jewish but this cake shouldn't be reserved just for one celebration during the year. Apple and Honey Cake.
I lined my pan with a circle of parchment paper and I think it might have been a mistake because the sugar and apples on top didn't carmelize the way they should have. The cake is still tasty but I think it could have been that much better. And it should be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I know I have said this before but it is so satisfying to bake something with apples from your own tree and eggs from your own chickens.