Lynne made a French Apple Cake and a Tennessee Apple Whiskey Cocktail. For more information about Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House in Lynchburg, or to make reservations, call (931)759-7394.
French Apple Cake
1 stick unsalted butter
3 medium apples, such as Jonagold, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp or Fuji, or a mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp fine salt
2 large eggs, room temperature
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
¼ cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple Whiskey
1 tsp vanilla
Powdered sugar to garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8” round cake pan with cooking spray or butter, then line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. Melt 1 stick butter and set aside. Peel, core and dice 3 apples.
2. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
3. Whisk 2 eggs in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, whiskey and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until just combined. Add the apples and fold until just combined.
4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before carefully removing from pan. Loosen the sides by running a knife around the edge if needed first. Dust with powdered sugar to garnish.
Storage: The cake can be well wrapped and refrigerated for a few days or frozen
Apple Cranberry Martini
1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple Whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
½ oz grenadine
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz cranberry juice
Shake over ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with an apple fan or thin slice of apple.
Makes one cocktail.