|One will be Fresh Apple Cake and we are sharing the recipe! The
recipes ingredients include 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 2
eggs, 2.5 cups of flour, and 1 teaspoon each of baking soda, baking
powder, salt and ground cinnamon. The star of the show – 3
cups of finely chopped apples. Simply cream butter and sugar
and beat in the eggs. Add all dry ingredients, beating well
after each addition. The batter will be thick so stir in
apples with a spoon or spatula. Press batter into greased
9-by-13-inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Some folks prefer a cool glass of apple juice (the hard stuff) over baking! If that is you, we recommend visiting a Halcyon Days Cider Company for some fine apple sipping.
Halcyon Days Cider Company
will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through
|Right along Route 11, slightly across from the cidery is another family-run farm – Virginia Gold Orchard! They are dedicated to growing the very best tasting Asian pears. Also known as, “Apple Pears”, the Asian pear looks like a cross between an apple and a pear, but the resemblance is only skin-deep. They harvest up to 16 different varieties of Asian pears, each one ripening at a different time. Well worth a visit for these juicy delights! From August through October they are open 10 am to 6pm, Wednesday-Sunday. From November through February, they are open 10am-5pm Wednesday – Sunday. http://www.virginiagoldorchard.com/
To round out your tasting adventure you can pick up some country-cured ham, Amish jams and pickles, or a hunk of hoop cheese at Layne’s Country Store. For a nostalgic treat, stop by The Pink Cadillac Diner