Wednesday, 16 November 2016
A taste of another post arriving this evening (steroids have taken over and I'm climbing the walls . . .) Now updated with more recipes.
I made these Apple Crescents at the weekend. Basically they are bread dough rolled flat, stuffed with lightly sugared apple, and baked. Yummy. Even my husband liked them and had 4 to my 2!
Fresh yeast rising in the jug, egg for glazing and sugar for the apples.
The recipe. I am hoping it is legible (if blown up by clicking on it). You should get three recipes on that page, to experiment with.
I shall be back to finish this post off later. Now it's time to go and make tea (Kedgeree for me), plain boiled smoked cod, veg and a jacket spud for OH.
I haven't made this apple cake for ages, but boy is it GOOD. I thoroughly recommend giving this one a whirl. I may make it for my husband to take along to the boys at the small fleamarket he's going to do on Friday. It soaks up a few more windfalls too.
Here's another tried and tested recipe and really moreish. The orange and cinnamon goes well together.
Lunch for the week - a big pan of minestrone soup with boiling bacon and butterbeans for extra nutrition. VERY filling and kept the Steroid Munchies at bay until teatime.
Whilst I was "resting" this afternoon (e.g. in an attempt to stop bouncing off the walls from the steroid hit) I carried another box of apples through, and peeled, cored and chopped them and put them in a pan of cold water. All this whilst I was watching Ben Fogle's programme about New Lives in the Wild. Really good - brave English couple who upped sticks and moved to the middle of nowhere somewhere in British Columbia, offering log cabin holidays, canoeing the wild rivers and going to look for Grizzlies and Black Bears. Good on them.
Now, I've not tried this recipe before, but I have to say it is rather good. I hope you can read this recipe (and the others, if not, shout out and I'll type them up). I added about 3 or 4 oz of slivers of crystalized ginger as my husband loves that and I have to say it is rather GOOD. The scorched looking topping is a grated apple, mixed with a little sugar and cinnamon.
Finally a bit of colour on the half landing down to mum's - some pretty silk flowers which are such a gorgeous colour.
All this had helped take my mind off worrying about my best friend . . .