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Eggless Apricot Cake
Fri 12-Jul-13
5:08 pm
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Toffeeapple
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I would consider eating this IF good apricots were to be had in this country.  I might yet make it with nectarines or very ripe peaches.  Not much washing up either...

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I'll try that again!

Fri 12-Jul-13
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That does look tasty - in fact quite a few from the website look good. It's a pity it says canned fruit won't work because that's probably the easiest way of getting decent apricots. It might work with soft ripe pears but I find that usually means buying some then keeping them for several weeks to finish ripening...

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Fri 12-Jul-13
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I wonder if draining the canned fruit and then adding back some fresh fruit juice would work?  Even if it didn't get 'cake-like' it might still be good to eat.  Also, I wonder if you could substitute Polenta or Grits for the semolina?

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Fri 12-Jul-13
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I was wondering about using polenta. We nearly always have fine cornmeal in the house and when I read the recipe I wondered whether that would work instead of the semolina.

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Sat 13-Jul-13
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Bear in mind that even the most disappointing fresh apricots remember how to be tasty when cooked - unlike tinned ones, which seem to have lost their flavour since the canners changed to skinning them.  For years I have dealt with fresh apricots by halving them, bringing sugar and water to the boil, and dropping them in, and then leaving them to cook off the heat. Just enough cooking to wake the flavour up!chefwave

Sat 13-Jul-13
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That is a good tip Jean, thank you for that.

I'll try that again!

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