I used to make little goodies for my neighbors all the time before we moved to a new state; but I'm slowly getting to know the good people that live close to us here in Seattle and starting to feel comfortable leaving treats on their doorsteps. It really does take about a year to feel settle one's family somewhere, doesn't it? A few of you gave me that advice when we moved and it's absolutely true.
Since I love any excuse to make this delicious cherry almond crumb cake a la Sophistimom, I couldn't resist making mini versions once I spotted these little paper loaf pans at a local Japanese store. Seriously, this cake is so good that I stock more canned and frozen cherries than any other pantry item...because I never...ever...want to not be able to make this cake when I'm feeling a hankering coming on. Think edible mini gifts...one for the school secretary...one for the room mother...and one for the homeless guy down the road.
Jaime/Sophistimom's recipe for Tart Cherry Crumb Cake + my notes on making another mini version here.
images by moi