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       Title: Coconut Oatmeal Cake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Bakery
       Yield: 1 9 cake
       1 c  Rolled oats
   1 1/4 c  Boiling water
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/4 ts Nutmeg
     1/2 ts Salt
       4 oz Butter
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 c  Brown sugar
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
       5 oz Butter
     2/3 c  Brown sugar
     1/4 c  Light cream
     2/3 c  Walnuts or pecans
       1 c  Coconut; shred, pack
            CONFIT OF APPLES
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter
       1 c  Sugar
       2 tb Brandy
       2 ts Lemon juice
       4    Granny Smith apples; peel,
            -halve, core
   Place oats in a bowl. Add boiling water and let stand 20 minutes. Cream
   butter, sugar, then eggs and vanilla. Add rolled oats. Add dry ingredients.
   Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Top with coconut topping and broil until golden
   brown. TOPPING-Cream butter then add sugar. Stir in cream, nuts and
   coconut. Garnish with apple confit and taffy apple. CONFIT OF APPLES-In a
   saute pan on medium, melt the butter then stir in the sugar. Simmer,
   stirring occasionally until it begins to turn golden brown and caramelized.
   Add brandy and lemon juice to the pan and simmer to incorporate. Place
   apples in caramel and cook slowly to caramelize and tenderize. Serve warm.
   Source: Bakers' Dozen, Gale Gand, TVFN. MM Waldine Van Geffen