I am part of a rare group in New England that loves for summer to end. Summer is great for a while but I enjoy fall so much more, mostly because I love to bake and cook (indoors). In the oven today...
Apple Blueberry Cake
This is a super easy cake that I make quite a bit, changing the topping and the additional fruit other than apple.
4-5 apples peeled and rough chopped
1 cup blueberries (I only had half cup)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla (I made that vanilla, more on that later)
3 tbs butter cut up
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
Pre heat oven to 375. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat eggs, add vanilla, vegetable oil and chopped apples and whole blueberries. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients with a spoon until just combined, don't over mix. Make topping by cutting butter into sugar and oats.
Pour batter into an ungreased 9x13 pan and drop crumbled topping over the top.
I keep that on the counter while I cook and when I am done I just twist it up and throw it in the freezer. Freezing does a couple of things; it saves you from having to run to your compost bin all the time, it keeps gnats from swarming in your kitchen and I think the frozen scraps breakdown much faster in the bin than fresh scraps. I have no scientific evidence to prove this theory, but I believe it.
Besides trying to fill up my etsy shop, I have a bunch of baby gifts to make. That pile of yarn will hopefully be a newborn hat this week.