|breakfast or dessert?|
slacking training for Sudbury Rocks has officially begun. In order to reduce the chances of getting run over by a bus or a snow machine (our sidewalks have been replaced with mountains of snow and apparently snow machine trails) PB and I decided to run inside instead. I got to experience extreme treadmill running when Hank decided that he wanted to join me on the treadmill (twice) as I was rocking out to Beyonce videos (don't judge. It wasn't like I was watching American Idol. PB.).
|Who? Me? I couldn't possibly have launched myself at the treadmill.|
Hank & I both survived the treadmill. We decided to celebrate with apples and dumplings (or just apples in Hank's case).
Apples and Dumplings
6 C of Macintosh apples (peeled, cored & sliced)
1/4 C diced dates
1/3 C apple juice
1 T cornstarch
1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 C wholewheat pastry flour
1/4 C all purpose flour
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 C + 1 T soy milk soured with 1/2 tsp lemon jice
1 T melted coconut Earth Balance (or butter or margarine)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine apples, dates, apple juice, cornstarch, vanilla seeds, and grated ginger in a casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered.
|you could just stop here and eat the apples|
2. While waiting impatiently for the apples to cook in a small bowl combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda. Stir in soy milk and melted Earth Balance. Dough should be sticky.
|dumplings ready for the oven|
3. Remove casserole dish from oven. Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough over apples. Cover with lid, foil or a silicone baking mat and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
4. Serve with apple cinnamon dip, greek yogurt or ice-cream.
5. Enjoy having your furry running partner lay on your feet as you sit at the computer.