Coyle submitted several recipes for inclusion in “Mountain Heritage Cooking Collection,” a fundraising cookbook to benefit One Mountain Foundation. Several of the recipes Coyle submitted are from her mother, Miriam Poole.
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“My mother was always the best cook ever,” Coyle said. “She has Alzheimer’s disease now. I thought it would be a nice to have some of her recipes in ‘Mountain Heritage Cooking Collection’.”
Coyle said Poole was improvisational — she could put things together without a recipe. She cooked everything, Coyle said, but excelled at desserts, such as this traditional apple crisp.
Coyle began cooking with her mother when she was a young girl.
“She used to show me stuff. I remember when I was very little she would have me help her,” Coyle said. “I’m not as good as her. I like to try new things all the time, but I like to follow a recipe. I guess that’s why I have 15 million cookbooks.”
Copies of “Mountain Heritage Cooking Collection” cost $15 and are available at Fort Ritchie Community Center, or go to www.onemountainfoundation.org.
— Chris Copley, Lifestyle assistant editor
Old-fashioned apple crisp
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
4 to 5 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar mixture
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and egg. Use a fork to mash ingredients into a lumpy mixture.
Grease an 8-inch-by-8-inch baking pan. Spread apple slices in pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Spread the flour-egg mixture evenly over apples, and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
— Recipe by Miriam Poole; submitted by Bev Coyle