At school this past semester, I discovered the most wonderful treat – apple chips. In the food court area, called the “Pit,” they had displays of them and they were a great snack between or after class. They were made by Seneca and were wonderful. But then they started disappearing. They went from two large standing displays to one, then to a little counter one until all the bags had been sold. This was of course after I had completely fallen in love with them.
Apples are one of the few fruits I actually enjoy so I thought the chips would be easy enough to make on my own. And really they are! if you don’t mind waiting a couple of hours for them to be done that is…
It was the 29th Annual Apple Harvest Festival here in Ithaca this past weekend. I love Apple Fest. Like seriously. But this year was a bit less enjoyable because of the cold and rain but hey, that’s living in Ithaca for you. I got a gorgeous 1/4 peck of apples and when I saw the “Apple Honey Challah” post on Smitten Kitchen this week it was just too perfect. I’ve been dying to make a challah bread for ages and the timing of this loaf couldn’t have been more perfect. I was also excited because it only made one loaf instead of Deb’s other challah recipe which made two… or at least that was the plan.
In my excitement of making this wonderful bread (and in not using actual measuring cups) I accidentally added 1 2/3 cup of water rather than the called for 2/3 cup. I frantically put my 9th grade algebra to use to calculate how much of everything else I needed to add to make it right. Oh my gosh was that an adventure. I ended up using 1350 grams of flour, needless to say (if you understand weights and baking) this means my new bag is looking a little slim.
So instead of one loaf of challah, I had two beautiful round apple honey challah loaves.