Irish Apple Cake

Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this delicious apple cake is sure to be a new favorite.

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 apples, cored, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon each vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Generously grease an 8-inch square cake pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, apples, nuts, and vanilla and stir well. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake about 45 minutes, until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let the cake set in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Weekend Brunch Recipes

Rise and shine! Gather around the table this weekend and rid yourself of the rainy day blues with a satisfying meal featuring such housemade provisions as apple cake mix with walnuts and cranberries, crunchy pickled carrots and freshly-made apple butter to slather on toasted multigrain bread. Complemented by other brunch-ready ingredients such as smoked salmon, Italian Prosecco and, of course, farm-fresh eggs, this week’s box also includes Cara Cara oranges, McIntosh apples and a truly-special new variety of beet—so pour yourself a mimosa and enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Smoked Salmon & Leek Frittata
Paired with a crisp salad, this stunningly-simple dish is fantastic for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
This hearty salad is accented by apples, cranberries and a sweet-savory dressing.

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower
This fragrant and flavorful cauliflower is also wonderful served over pasta.

Braised Radishes with Shallots
Tender and juicy, these beautiful radishes are accented by fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.

Roasted Beet & Carrot Dip
This beautiful spread is delicious slathered on toasted multigrain bread.

F&L Apple Cake
Moist and incredibly flavorful, this apple cake comes together in just minutes!

F&L Apple Cake

Moist and incredibly flavorful, this apple cake comes together in just minutes!

Ingredients:
F&L apple cake mix
2 eggs
2 apples, cored and diced
Toasted walnuts and cranberries

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and diced apples with the toasted walnuts and cranberries from this week’s delivery, and stir well to combine.

2. Pour batter into a greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.

Fall Color Recipes

As the last of the autumn leaves fall, blanketing the ground with beautiful bursts of scarlet, amber and sienna, we are continuing to see the same colors grace the gardens and thus this week’s box. Enjoy such favorites as Lacinato kale, Black Spanish radish and a brand-new variety of winter squash alongside locally-sourced, pretty-pink smoked salmon, Jewish rye bread and herb-kissed cream cheese, as well as all the ingredients for our signature apple cake. To fall!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Smoked Salmon Pâté
This fresh-and-bright spread is wonderful served on this week’s Jewish rye bread—or mixed into your morning egg scramble!

Winter Squash Soup
Top this silky, creamy soup with candied squash seeds.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salads or serving atop soup!

Creamy Smoked Salmon, Leek & Fingerling Potato Chowder
This luscious soup is sure to be a new fall favorite.

Lacinato Kale Frittata
A wonderfully-easy weeknight entrée!

F&L Apple Cake
Moist and incredibly flavorful, this apple cake comes together in just minutes.

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