Thursday, September 10, 2009

Split Rock Lighhouse recipe

by Heidi Holtan
Tomorrow morning John & I will be talking with Norman Ollestad about his story of a plane crash in 1979 he was in where his father and father's girlfriend were killed. It's called "Crazy for the Storm - A Memoir of Survival".

We'll also be talking about the new book "The American Lighthouse Cookbook - the Best Recipes and Stories from America's Shorelines" by Becky Sue Epstein and Ed Jackson. It celebrates the history, dishes & lore of selected lighthouses across the country.

You'll find a recipe for shrimp toast from the Lahaina Lighthouse in Maui, Hawaii, a recipe for grilled striped bass with salsa verde from the Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Sandy Hook, New Jersey and a recipe for Apple Pudding Cake from the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, MN.

Here it is:

1 c chopped black walnuts
2/3 c vegetable shortening
1 1/3 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp nutmet
2 c all purpose flour
6 cus honey crisp apples (peeled, cored & chopped)
apple pudding cake sauce
1 c heavy whipping cream for serving

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 13x19" pan. Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Toast the walnuts until the begin to change color and become fragrant, about 7 minutes. Pour into a dish and put aside. In the large bowl of a mixer, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and beat well after each addition. Sift together the baking soda, cinnamon, nutmet, and flour. Beat into the sugar mixture. Fold in the apples and nuts. The misture will be stiff. Spread into the prepared pan. Do not bake it yet. Pour the Apple Pudding Cake Sauce evenly over the batter. Do not stir.

Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm with whipped cream.

1 1/2 c packed brown sugar
2 tbsp all purpose flour
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 c water

In a medium saucepan, stir together the brown sugar and flour. Sitr in the butter, vanilla, and water. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. Boil gently for 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.

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