we went riding around in gloucester on sunday, in the rain. we were prowling around on six hundred acres of the most beautiful farmland adjacent to the york river. it kills my soul everytime we visit because it is not mine! we ran into the caretaker, a friend and co-worker of jamie's. he told us to go visit the red apple tree over by the old plantation house for a treat. gosh, i wish i had my camera, so you could see it all. anywho, in the pouring rain,caroline and i filled the only thing we had, our shirts and an old baseball cap, as jamie and travis watched from the dry pickup. .i have no idea of the type of apple, but it was just fun watching caroline jumping for highest ones possible. now, what to make?
i scoured the web and found a recipe for an apple spice cake and buttermilk syrup. i have never visited this lady's blog before, but both recipes just sounded delcious and easy. i was right. the cake, it's moist and flavorful, not overly spicy and no nuts. jamie loved it. the syrup, oh my gosh, pure carmel-y goodness. it would be fantastic on anything from waffles to ice cream. let me tell you what though, it was heaven on the apple cake, but most divine on my spoon.
lookie, lookie, doesn't that look goooooood? you can find the cake recipe by clicking here and the syrup recipe by clicking here. go make this, now. i'm serious. enjoy.