Posts Tagged ‘cake’

Jewish Apple Cake

July 28, 2009

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.

Jewish 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.


Jewish Apple Cake

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.

Read other review of the Town Crier Bakery here, here and here.

Town Crier Bakery– Store #29 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA 18931       215-794-9910

Church Ham Dinner

May 17, 2009

Solebury United Methodist Ham SupperEvery year the Solebury United Methodist Church sponsors a Ham Dinner to raise funds for different church activities.  Donna and JoJo have been going the past few years as kinda a girls night out and they both enjoy the ham.  I don’t, they do. They brought me a take out order to try and convince me I like it.

The take out order they brought me was a great value at $12. For that you get a big portion of sliced Virginia ham with raisin sauce, green beans, boiled red potatoes, coleslaw, apples sauce, two rolls and carrot cake. Since they went to the effort of bringing home an order, I had to at least taste the food and report back to you what it was like. Again giving so much to my craft.

Church Ham Supper

The Virginia ham was very sweet, tender and favourful.  The raisin sauce with very plump raisin, matched well with sweet and slight salty ham. You could tell the tasty green beans were fresh and cut up by kitchen crew earlier that day. The red potatoes were well cooked with a bit of parsley thrown in for decoration. The apple sauce was a good match for the ham, matching the sweetness in both. The coleslaw is fast becoming my favourite salad (tell us your favourite salad here). I like the contrast in the sweet dressing and the tart cabbage, the crispiness of the veggies and the creaminess of the total salad.

The surprise of the meal was the carrot cake.  Most carrot cakes are very dense, the Church Supper cake was extremely light with a nice sweet frosting to match. 

All in all, the meal was a success and a bit of a revelation for me, well it was a church supper. LOL. Perhaps next year I will attend in person.