Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas
& yes, you may have seen it. It was in a quilting magazine & I purchased the kit... Called My Guy, designed by funquilts.
Can you use prepared & powdered mustard interchangeably? I have a recipe that calls for prepared mustard, I want to know if I can use powdered mustard instead. (The liquid is not necessary as it is added to tomato sauce/vinegar/etc.)
Orange juice - Are you a fan? I'm not. I don't dislike it, but I have to force myself to drink it. Force may be a bit strong...
I don't usually use recipes that use orange juice either - after a 1/4 cup that in my opinion doesn't add any flavor, you are left with a half gallon... So I decided to try a cake that called for it & for a change, I decided to follow the recipe faithfully. (I even purchased a tube pan!) After purchasing the orange juice & tube pan, I ran to the liquor store for some vodka - screwdriver might help with the OJ - Since when is Vodka a "grain" alcohol? I had two choices for potato vodka - luckily one was $30 less than the other...
So I made the cake & it was GREAT. I found out about it from Floribunda (http://floribunda.blogspot.com/) who found it on smitten kitchen (http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/09/moms-apple-cake/) & it was good (I'm still not sure if the OJ is necessary - I'll try it without next time.) I was less than satisfied with out my regular apple cake came out of the bundt pan - the tube pan made me try this recipe - less nooks & crannies for the batter to get stuck in.
Since I had the OJ, I added some to my tsimmes too & that dish was none the less for the addition. (Though I make it without all the time without complaint as well.)
Tsimmes (my way)
In a large casserole, add the following ingredients roughly in the order written
sweet potatoes - peeled & cubed (quantities are a variable with this recipe - I used 2 large)
baby carrots - half of the smaller bag (Or peeled & chopped - 4ish big ones)
prunes - a hand full - maybe a cup
cinnamon - I am a liberal user of the cinnamon - keep shaking until it looks good
honey - drizzled liberally
OJ - 1/4 cup - totally optional
water - @ 1/2 cup
Stir it around & spread it out more or less evenly.
cover tightly with foil Bake 350 for 1 hour - or until the veggies are tender. (I added it to the oven with my chicken...)