So, my brain was in the frying pan this week. That whole "Just Say "No!"" campaign should be remarketed to moms. Too many commitments, errands, jobs & insomnia plagued my cranial gears from firing off in the right sequence, and I knew baking would reset the mechanisms. My daughter has been on an apple kick, so I had plenty in the fridge & decided to work my baking project around this fruity staple. You know "an apple a day" & all that business. I scoured Pinterest for a recipe, but didn't find what I liked, so I went old-school & hit up my shelves of cookbooks. I found exactly what I wanted in Texas Ties...Recipes and Rememberances from the Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties, Inc. The homeland was calling me & there was no turning back.
Here's the recipe with my modifications:
2 cups flour (I used 1 cup all-purpose & 1 cup white wheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream (I used light sour cream)
2 cups finely chopped Granny Smith apples
BROWN SUGAR TOPPING
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbls melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chopped pecans (I didn't add nuts, because daughter no likey :)
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt intoa bowl & mix well.
- Beat sugar & butter in a separate bowl until light & fluffy. Beat in eggs & vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with the sourcream, mixing well after each addition. Fold in apples.
- Prepare Brown Sugar Topping by combining brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Stir in pecans if wanted.