Tuesday, August 18, 2009
TWD - Applesauce Spice Bars
This week’s TWD recipe is applesauce spice bars and was chosen by Karen of Something Sweet. We were away in the weekend at my in-laws in taranaki, so I made this slice (bar cookies are called slices in New Zealand) to take with us. However, as I was making it, I didn’t think that there was enough mixture to cover the base of the size tin that dorie suggested, so I made it in a 23cm square tin which resulted in more of an applesauce cake. I can see now that there would have been enough mixture and it would have turned out more like a slice if I had used the correct size tin.
Applesauce isn’t an everyday grocery item in NZ either, and I couldn’t find it at the supermarket, so instead I used a small can of pureed baby apples. This seemed to work really well. I left the sultanas out of the slice so it was just an apple and pecan slice. The caramel icing was delicious. The recipe said to pour the hot icing onto the slice, but I left mine to cool and thicken a bit. This cake was delicious. Everyone in Taranaki enjoyed it and it seemed to keep well. My photos are a bit woeful as the cake was made hurriedly on Thursday night and photographed in the dark early Saturday morning before we left for Taranaki.
See what the other TWDers thought here.