"Breakfast time! Everybody up! Hurry, hurry breakfast!" A quote from my favorite classic Disney movie(can you guess?) and how I usually call my family for breakfast on the weekend.
When you say the word "cake" what comes to mind isn't usually a fruit-laden breakfast creation. But, that's not the case this week. When the goal is to have no food waste, sometimes whats in your fridge decides what you cook. This week I had a handful of apples that were getting a bit soft and wrinkly so I knew had to find a recipe to use them in before they got even more squishy.
If you follow me on Instagram you have seen my late night snack sessions when I stay up all-night to bake bread for the week. (It's amazing what you come up with to eat when it's 2 am and you are waiting for your bread to rise)
It was during one of these sessions that I found the apples in my fridge and decided I had to have something spicy and sweet.
The recipe doesn't specify a pan size so I used a 13x9 and ended up with a lovely ratio of fruit to cake.
The cake is rich, but not overly sweet, perfect with your morning coffee or tea. If you don't like to use shortening go ahead and use butter instead for this recipe. I used shortening because the recipe called for it but I think butter would have given it a slightly better flavor. My only complaint is that it made me wish it was fall already.
I was in Goodwill the other day and flipped through a cookbook deciding if I was going to add it to my collection and it opened up to this weeks recipe. My husband and I both love Reuben's so the second I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it.
I haven't used packaged crescent rolls in years, opening them is always a fun adventure. Like a Jack-In-The -Box for grown ups, you never know when it's going to pop open.
I don't think recipes get easier than this one. I bought two different sizes of crescent rolls to see if the traditional size or the jumbo ones worked better, there wasn't much a difference in the finished product but I did end up running out of sauerkraut which left me extra rolls to experiment with. I ended up filling the remaining rolls with sliced chicken and kimchi.
The results are like a grown up version of Pigs in a Blanket with endless possibilities.