For the Love of Apples

I love anything apple.

Apple juice.

Apple cider.

Apple pie.

Apple cake.

Apple dumplings.

Apple crisp.

I especially love apple crisp but I never seem to make it right. I recently tried the apple crisp recipe in The Earth-Bound Cook. It came out ok but not great.

I fault the baker, not the recipe.

I used oat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour because, well, that’s what I had on hand. Doesn’t quite do the trick. Pastry flour probably makes for chewier crisp.

I omitted the nuts because 1) I didn’t have any because little guy is allergic and 2) I don’t like them in my desserts. In this case, I think you need the nuts for the necessary crunch.

And I didn’t peel the apples because I’m lazy when it comes to peeling any fruit or vegetable. I just don’t like to. The apple peels made the apples stringy. My husband was not a fan and asked me to let him peel the apples next time.

Baker fail.

Overall, my version tasted like baked cinnamon apples with too many oats on top. Maybe I should just follow the recipe next time.

Disclosure: As a member of the From Left to Write Book club, I received a copy of The Earth-Bound Cook for free. This post was written from my experience using this cookbook.

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