Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nobby Apple Cake

One of Farm Boy's friends gifted us with some home grown apples a few weeks ago, which is not something we see a lot of here in Texas. (Thanks John Boy!)  He doesn't know what kind they are - the tree was there when he bought the house - but he said they were good for both fresh eating and baking.  So, being good gift receivers, we did a little of both!

Since I hadn't posted anything from this book yet, I decided to see what it had to offer for apple recipes.

As an aside, this book is a reminder of The Chambers that Got Away.  It was at an estate sale, in pristine condition and had all the do-dads for the Thermowell.  I put a bid on it, but didn't win.  <insert dramatic sigh here>  In the end, I found my Betty, but she needed a lot more work than TCtGA would have required.

Favorite Eastern Star Recipes, Olde Family Favorites, no date, but I'm guessing maybe late 1950s
Despite the fact that I'm pretty sure it should be Knobby, I settled on Nobby Apple Cake, because it looked easy.  The lack of the K really bothers me, though.  Obsess much?  Yes, yes I do.

As I guessed, it was easy to make.  The hardest part was spreading the batter around the baking dish.  "Pour the batter" is a very optimistic phrase for this batter.  It's very stiff and just barely enough to coat the apples.

Just before baking

However, it puffs up quite a bit during baking.  Ta da!

All done!
I hated anything with cooked apples as a kid and now I can't get enough of them.  We ate this dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon, but a nice dollop of whipped cream would have been perfect with it, too.  

Nobby Apple Cake (Printable recipe)
from Favorite Eastern Star Recipes Olde Family Favorites


    1/4 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    3 cups pared, cubed apples
    1/4 cup chopped nuts
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon soda
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream butter with sugar; add egg, apples, nuts, vanilla and sifted dry ingredients.  Pour into greased 8-inch square pan.  Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.  Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.