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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Irish Apple Tea Cake


The weather has been absolutely crazy lately, one day it's 70F the next it's 30F! This cold blustery weather is perfect for baking, warming the house with the heat of the oven and the aroma of spices. And what better to bake than a tea cake to enjoy with a hot cup of Earl Grey on a cold and windy day. 

For this sweet treat; Almond Flour made for a tea cake with a crisp crust and nutty flavor, while the apples, cinnamon and nutmeg give it a warm enticing smell & taste.

Irish Apple Cake

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

For this sweet treat; Almond Flour made for a tea cake with a crisp crust and nutty flavor, while the apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg give it a warm enticing smell & taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup Unbleached Flour
  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Cup Grated Apple
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 6 oz Unsalted Irish Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Freeze-dried Apples
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a loaf pan with butter. Using a Mandolin, thinly make 8 apple slices cut them in half and coat them with 1 tsp light brown sugar and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice.
  2. Sift together the flours, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder.
  3. In a bowl cream the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, grated apple, and eggs together. Then slowly add the flour mix till well blended; fold in the freeze dried apple.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan, and level. Place the coated thin slices of apple on the top.
  5. Bake at 325F for 90 minutes, until top is golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 mins. Cook time: 90 mins. Total time: 95 mins.
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Nutrition

Calories: 355 per serving

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