New Year’s Resolutions in Action: Foodie Post No.1

Foodie Blog 1Sunday brunch: An American ritual unsurpassed by many weekend activities from my hometown of Essex, England. Those days were mostly spent indoors, snuggled around a wall-mounted radiator watching re-runs of Ab. Fab. and Eastenders marathons. There were tasty treats involved, but we’ll save that for another post, another day.

This weekend involved making and eating brunch on my sweet little balcony, followed by a bike ride around Baldwin Park. On the menu, apple dumplings a la Trisha Yearwood (thank you yet again, Cooking Channel) and cheesy eggs, a la me.

Please note, these dumplings will warrant vigorous physical activity post-consumption— Hence above and proceeding nature shots from said bike ride.

Here’s how magic was made:

What You’ll Need011edited

    • 2 Granny Smith apples

    • 1 lemon

    • 1 cup of sugar

    • ½ cup margarine or butter

    • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

    • 8 canned buttermilk biscuits

    • 4 tsp ground cinnamon

Make It Happen

    1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

    2. Peel, core and slices the apples into eight pieces. Squeeze the lemon into a bowl of water and put the slices in to soak, so they don’t brown.

    3. Mix 1 cup water, ¾ cup of the sugar, all the butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan, bringing the ingredients to a boil over medium heat until all ingredients are dissolved.

    4. Separate the biscuits in half (making 16 in total) and wrap one apple slice in each biscuit layer. Place them in a 9 x 13 baking dish, sealed side down.

    5. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the wrapped apples. Then, mix the remaining ¼ cup sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over the top.

    6. Bake until golden brown for about 35 minutes.

Only Sundays truly let you revel in sugary saturated fats. I could only scoff down two of these bad boys before the small window of opportunity passed where I could elect physical activity (or else slump on the couch in a food coma for the next four hours). I think I made a good choice. Pedaling my little legs off and making the dumplings meant I accomplished two of my New Year’s resolutions: to exercise more and challenge myself to write about food.

Six more days until next Sunday.

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