Funny thing on this blog, there are two types of posts that get lots and lots of attention: extremely complex pastries like Opera cake, and extremely simple preparations like vanilla pudding. Lately I’ve thought it might be fun to create a new category of one-off posts covering very simplest of sweet and after-dinner pleasures, so simple in fact that no preparation might be needed at all.
The apple conversation this week got me thinking about this, a classic old-timey combo, one of my late grandfather’s favorite autumn snacks: Cheddar cheese and Granny Smith apples. The sharper the cheese… and the tarter the apple the better he liked it. Of course he wasn’t along in his love for the combo. Lots of folks, especially in rural areas here in the Midwest, used to favor a slab of sharp Cheddar alongside a nice piece of hot apple pie.
I used to think that was crazy. Then I tried it. I’ll never go back to ice cream!