Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WWDH - Apple slice

For Wednesday with Donna Hay this week, Chaya chose Donna's apple slice recipe. You can find it online here.

I loved this version of apple slice, with a shortcrust base and crumbly topping, and not overly sweet.  It is way nicer than the commercial bakery version.  It was also a hit at work - it disappeared very quickly.  Someone actually said that you can't buy stuff like this - so true.

To see what Chaya, Sarah and Margaret thought of this delicious treat, visit their websites.

It is the last day of 2014, and the year has flown.  I haven't had much time to tell you what I have been up to this month, but here are a few snippets:
  • On 4 December, I attended our work Christmas party at Encore at St Kilda Sea Baths.  The theme was Arabian Nights, complete with a belly dancer.
  • On 14 December, I went to a first birthday party for my friend's adorable Yorkie - it was a wonderful girlie afternoon with bubbles and nibbles and chat (for us, not the Yorkie).
  • On 19 December, I went to see The Beatle Boys at The Palms at Crown.  I adore these guys - if you can't see The Beatles (which you can't), The Beatle Boys are the next best thing.  This is the second time I have seen them, and they were even better this time around - more relaxed and funny.   I also had front row seats - yay!  Highlights were the lively banter between "Paul" and "John", "Ringo's" enthusiastic drumming with hair a'swinging, George's" awesome rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and "Paul's" sparkly baby blues. Go see The Beatle Boys - they're great!
  • On 20 December, it was the legal team's Christmas function at my boss's new house.  Family and friends came along, and we sat out on the gorgeous covered deck while we indulged in fabulous food cooked by my boss and his wife, including prawns, buffalo wings, lamb chops and salads, and ate my pavlova roulade and Gingerbread Buche de Noel for dessert.   It was a wonderful afternoon.

  • On 21 December, I attended the 158th anniversary service at my friend's church.  Afterwards, there was an enormous potluck to feed the masses. 

  • I am currently with family for the Christmas break.
What have been the highlights of your year?  Was it a good one for you?  And what is exciting you for 2015?  Would love to hear your thoughts.

Have a fabulous New Year one and all!


Anonymous said...

I would just tear up that apple slice if I had that in my hand right about now lol. I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Johanna GGG said...

wow you have been busy - sounds like you have been having fun - and that apple slice looks a bit like my mum's - I never buy it because it never seems as good as hers

Have a happy new year and a nice relaxing break

Cakelaw said...

Thanks, you too!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks - you too Johanna.

~~louise~~ said...

I'm really liking that Apple Slice, Gaye. I don't think I've ever had anything like it before. I'm guessing it's softer than apple pie?

Well, it sounds like you've been busy enjoying the holiday season. The year sure has gone by quickly. Enjoy your down time, Gaye. Looking forward to another new year of tasty visits. Happy, Healthy New Year to You and Yours, Gaye!!!

Catherine said...

The Apple Slice looks wonderful with a cup of tea.
Happy New Year. xo Catherine

Kari said...

It sounds like you've had a full month! This apple slice looks like the perfect way to finish it off - very much my kind of treat.

Happy New Year Cakelaw :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a fun and delicious festive season you've had Cakelaw. I love the Henry Jones hotel too! And that gingerbread roulade has got to be on my next year's Christmas menu! :D Happy New Year and thank you for the delicious inspiration! :D

The Caked Crusader said...

If it were down to me I would bake with apples every week - I love them! This looks amazing.

Happy new year!

Kayte said...

Wow, those apple slices look really good. I think I should rewind this one and make it very soon. It was fun to read about your very busy month, lots of variety and interesting things on your list. I figured you would be with your family during Christmas and enjoyed thinking of you doing so. :-) Best to you in 2015!