I saw the book 500 Things to Eat Before It’s Too Late in the Gourmet magazine last month and tried to get a copy at our local Borders store but it was sold out. I went back Wednesday and they had one copy which I bought. I figured there had to have Bucks County places in there for me to write about and sure enough there were a couple.
The closest to me was the Jewish Apple Cake served at the Town Crier Bakery just down the road in Lahaska. The authors Jane and Michael Stern report (page 91 -where was stuff like this when I had to do book reviews – LOL) that the cake is not make with butter despite being very moist and that make the cake a perfect dessert to go with a Kosher dairy of meat meal. I have learned recently that a Kosher meal can not have dairy and meat in the same meal so this cake give the meal planners more options. Apparently the Jewish folks just call it Apple Cake.
I stopped by the Town Crier Bakery on the way back from Dublin and Luburto’s to pick up a Jewish Apple Cake. It was a good looking cake with frosting and pieces of apple decorating the top of the cake. The cake was heavy but inexpensive at $7.50.
The shape of the cake results in relatively small slices. Small but very dense. Donna and I found the cake to be quite dry but the apple flavour went thru the cake. The moist Apple slices on the topping were sweet with a mild apple flavour. The Icing was quite sweet and a nice contrast to the dry insides of the cake. You will need milk or some other beverage with this cake but it is a nice change for regular cake.
The book also said that Night Kitchen in Doylestown makes a better cake than the Town Crier so we will find out soon about that. Stay tuned.
BTW Town Crier Bakery offers a big selection of Gluten Free products including, scones, muffins, brownies and cookies.
Town Crier Bakery- Store #29 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 215-794-9910