To use up some of the apples I received in my CSA share, I made a “vintage” recipe for Apple Coffee Ring. The last recipe I want to share is for Apple Coffee Ring. I found this recipe in a book from my late mother-in-law called “Grass Roots Cookbook,” by Jean Anderson (©️1977, 1976, 1975 1974.) The recipes in this book are from women across the country with contributions that reflect the flavors of their region. Apple Coffee Ring is from Mrs. Leroy Losey of Yakima County, Washington.
As you can see from the copyright dates, this recipe is old. In fact, after preparing this per the recipe, I found adjustments need to be made. The coffee ring is made with a sweet dough recipe that will make two 12-inch coffee rings. The recipe calls for 4 cups of apple that are peeled and coarsely grated. I would change it from grated to a combination of sliced and chunks and 8 cups of apples (4 cups per coffee ring). The recipe mentions that as the coffee ring rises after filling and shaping, juices will seep out. I decided to sauté the apples in the butter and drain some of the liquid before placing the apples on the dough.
The coffee rings came out great, but definitely needed more apple filling for more of an apple taste and texture. The dough was tender and had just the right amount of sweetness. The recipe is a keeper. Another note on the apples, is that Mrs. Losey used Golden Delicious apples. In 49 years since this booked was published, the variety of apples has exploded exponentially. Unfortunately, I forget the variety that was in my CSA box, but they weren’t Golden’s and they were extremely juicy when I grated them.
I was babysitting my granddaughters over the past weekend, when the oldest asked me to bake her blueberry muffins. I purchase Wyman Blueberries at my local ShopRite. These berries are wild grown in Maine and are delicious. They are smaller in size than New Jersey berries.
I don't know where I found this recipe, but it's different than one I posted in July 2016. CSA Farm-ily members, when you get your NJ blueberries this summer, try both recipes and see which one you prefer.
Blueberry Muffins 2
from the recipe files of Donna Walsifer
Source - unknown
Yield: one dozen
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 20-25 minutes
1-3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
The heat and humidity the past week has been miserable, though not as bad as for the northwest. In my CSA box for week 8, was broccoli, green beans, lettuce, sweet onions, cabbage, raspberries, mint and peaches.
One of the first ingredients I used was the green beans. I found a wonderful salad on the website, Lidia’s Italy, for String Beans, Capers and Basil Salad. This tasty salad can be served warm or at room temperature. Although my husband was nibbling on it while it was sitting out, he said he would prefer to eat it cold; into the refrigerator it went.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.