Sweets for the sweet

I made this Apple Cake with Caramel Topping for a BBQ yesterday and got many compliments on it. I'm going to have to remember it for the next office dessert contest. It's moist and cinnamony and has lovely bits of caramelization and pecans. I highly recommend it.

And this Honey-Lemon Baklava is one of my specialties. I usually make it for the Office "Holiday" (Christmas) Cookie exchange. I made it last week for a gal at the office. She says it's the best baklava she's ever had and requested it instead of birthday cake. (I am *such* a sucker for a compliment.)
My favorite moment in the making of baklava is when I pour the hot honey mixture over the fresh-from-the-oven baklava. The heat from the pan brings the honey back to a boil and the whole pan of golden baklava bubbles merrily for at least a minute or two. I tried to photograph it, but there was so much movement the camera had trouble with the shot.


Anne C. said...

Awww... Thank you!
The recipe for the apple cake is linked in the post. The comments section has some interesting substitution suggestions in order to cut down on the amount of oil in the recipe. I imagine it's a pretty good idea, but I don't know if I could bear to make it differently than I already have. :)

belsum said...

Damn that looks good! Now I need to go find that recipe you gave me ages ago....