We had an unopened bag of prunes in the pantry and I never thought I was going to use them until I found this recipe from the EDF issue #46, October 2007. I searched for this Spiced Prune Cake recipe on the MSLO site just now and didn't find it in the 2.5 seconds I have for this post, sorry for the lameness.
It was great. I reduced the sugar by a 1/2 cup, used an equal mix of whole wheat and white flour, and reduced the oil by half and added applesauce instead. Next time I will 1/2 the recipe and bake it in a loaf pan, it was so good, but there was a lot of it. No one needs to be eating this many prunes. Enough said.
These photos were taken with the old broken camera. The color is so weird I find it distracting. In other news, we are all set for Halloween tomorrow. The girls are not really into candy--a bag of potato chips is their favorite. However, I was reminded by them that they do like kit kats. So, a little less adult pilfering of the treat bags will go on this year.
The Bend-the-Rules Sewing book signing is next Thursday! I will send out a reminder e-mail to the mail list and post about it again next week. I am very excited. There will be more there than donuts and witty banter--the first 15 people who come and bring something they have made from the book to show will receive a little gift bag from me complete with a special sewing related item custom designed especially for the Bend-the-Rules Sewing Book Signing Event by the small object! whoo-hoo!
And due to the popularity of Halloween around here, The Tie One On gallery will probably not up up until the weekend. The submissions look amazing! Keep them coming!