You know how there are certain old family stories that make you swell with pride? Well, I love to hear stories about my great-great grandmother's bakery in Bohemian East Baltimore.
My grandmother and great aunt would spend their afternoons there, enjoying the attention they received from the gentlemen customers. My father likes to reminisce about the bakery's sour rye bread from his childhood. They sold smearcase in large rectangles that reminds me of my days working in a bakery my junior year of high school.
My great-great grandmother lost the bakery in the Great Depression, but I have a crystal cake stand and an apple cake recipe to remember the stories by.
Last week was my daughter's birthday and, in preparation, we baked her a cake. As we were listing our options, as soon as I explained that our apple cake was her great-great-great grandmother's recipe from her bakery, my girl knew that was the cake we would make. I think hearing the story made my girl swell with pride as well.
If you're interested in an easy recipe for a light, white cake with apple slices and cinnamon sugar on top (or make that fresh peach slices in the summer - so good!), I shared our old family recipe on Instagram last week here.
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