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apple, pecan, and raisin depression cake, gluten free

apple pecan depression cake
the depression cake

the depression cake

"Take away the milk, the eggs, the butter, and what do you have left? A great tasting cake that became popular after the stock market crash of 1929."

Born in 1928, my grandmother was 1 years old when the stock market crashed. I'd only heard bits and pieces from her of what it was like to grow up in that time. I did know that as a result of being a child of the depression (as I'd heard her refer to herself), she'd learned to be thrifty and make do with what she had both in and out of the kitchen. Growing up I remember how she never wasted ingredients in the kitchen. 

cherry pecan pot bread with salted maple butter, gluten free

Contrary to the name, this cherry pecan pot bread does not contain marijuana! It get's its name from the terra cotta pot in which it is baked. The pot helps give this gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free loaf a roundish form and contributes to a thick, crunchy exterior. The chopped pecans and cherries add a bit of texture and sweetness that are intensified when toasted and slathered with salted maple butter!

The weather in the Bay Area has been just plain wacky. 

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