Columbus Baking

Federal holidays are good for two things:  sleeping in and getting things done around your house.  Since I achieved neither of those things on a recent day off from the cube, I managed to procrastinate finishing our wedding thank yous and taking Kanga to the vet.

As part of my infinite ability to procrastinate, I baked some fallish yummies:  Apple cake and banana bread.


The banana bread is from Martha and I was too distracted by the very interesting conversings with my husband to photograph its making but  HIGHLY recommend it!

The cake was TRES SIMPLE!  I had purchased two large delicious honey apples from the farmer’s market outside my office and was dying to use them.  Bisquick to the rescue!

2 cups Bisquick mix
2/3 cup of milk or water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 apple, cored and sliced

1/3 cup Bisquick mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter

First mix up that cake batter, super simple!


Erstwhile, trick your husband into slicing and coring our apple using your Mandoline slicer which is a super boy friendly gadget!

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Then spread your cake batter in your square pan, stop with apple slices, and then sprinkle the topping on top.  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until the tester comes out clean and the sides are golden brown.


MB was less than thrilled with the result.  The man likes CAKE to be CAKEY and this was definitely more sweet biscuit-y.  He took the remainder to work where it was promptly scoffed up.  He mentioned his cake lament to a colleague who suggested slopping in some applesauce to the cake batter next time, which I just might do.  All this I managed to STILL not finish my thank yous!  Job well done!

What are you favo fall desserts?


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