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Armenian Apple Cake
« on: November 01, 2015, 09:06:10 PM »
So, my house has a couple of apple trees in the back garden, from which I got a nice little crop (mainly of russets) soon after I got here.


These apples having been around for a while (the above picture is a month or so old), they're starting to get past their best so I figured I should process the rest of them before they're all horrible. Hence, apple cake - for which I found an interesting looking recipe which is apparently Armenian.

Ta-da! It's even edible and everything.





I enclose the original recipe with a few notes and a link to the original for if anyone's interested:
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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 09:58:00 PM »
Thanks for the recipe - the result looks delicious enough that I am tempted to try it myself (optimistic, given my complete lack of experience in baking cakes).

The only thing I would note is that the recipe uses American quantities and units (e.g. 'cups', and Fahrenheit assumed for the oven temperature). It would be good to have conversions for UK/metric, and I'll see if I can do that. Do you know what weight of apples you used? Also, what type of sugar, and how much / what size of cup?

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 11:31:32 PM »
I used a cup as being a 2/3 to 3/4 full mug, of a regular tea-mug sort. I've no idea what the weight of apples was - I think "keep going until the sugar is fairly evenly distributed as a coating that actually sticks to the apple chunks" is probably about right.
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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 01:29:33 AM »
Damn those apples look tasty. Also cake.

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 06:10:04 PM »
Making one of these with raisins in instead of walnuts today :)
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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 06:41:55 PM »
Eww

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 07:20:54 PM »
An improvement imho.

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 07:54:42 PM »
No.

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2016, 08:51:57 PM »
Oh yes.

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 09:12:30 PM »
Alright then.

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2016, 11:35:08 AM »
Was going to have walnuts, I should add, but also made a honey & walnut thing. Which has stuck to the plate it's kept on and is hellishly difficult to get off.
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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2016, 01:28:30 PM »
That description gave me an immediate mental image of a glutinous thing on the plate, speaking in a small, unpleasant voice somewhere between a croak and a hiss, "My plate, my home. Not leaving!"

On a more practical note, try warming the plate, maybe with hot water - that should reduce the viscosity of the honey mixture.

This might also explain why baklava has come to exist: even if the honey doesn't want to let go, the pastry provides a natural fracture zone.

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2016, 12:00:28 AM »
I think it's also just that the honey wasn't reduced enough - it should be harder such that it chips/sets hard rather than being slightly gloopy still and sticking so much. I'll take a picture of the walnut thing tomorrow - I've still not eaten it, but should really get round to doing so.
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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2016, 12:08:08 AM »
That's.... what she said?

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Re: Armenian Apple Cake
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2016, 12:11:53 AM »
I mean, if she was trying the same recipe then that's entirely plausible I guess.
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