This posts commemorates two firsts. Incredibly, the first time I have ever made a crumble. I can't quite figure out why; crumble was a regular fixture following my Mum's Sunday roast, and still get treated to one every now and then. I think it was rewatching all of Friday Night Dinner, where "crimble crumble" is the weekly dessert. Second, and even more incredibly, it marks the first time I read Jamie Oliver's The Naked Chef. … Continue Reading ››
I'd heard about these gorditas ("little fat girls") ages and ages ago and then forgot all about them. I was recently reminded they exist and decided to make them straight away. They are little cornmeal pancakes that you can use to top with anything, but with some leftover veal from Farmers Choice to use up I went for a fruity, sharp salsa and a salty feta for … Continue Reading ››
Pancakes for breakfast are the perfect Sunday treat. Usually the whole family gets involved, someone peels apples, someone cracks eggs, someone whisks up the batter and someone cooks. I can almost pass it off as healthy when there's fruit involved... OK, maybe not. The presence of apples here is bittersweet against the tang of Greek yoghurt and the sticky sweetness of maple syrup, all soaked up with a fluffy pancake. Continue Reading ››
If there's ever leftovers from a Sunday roast, just try and stop me making bubble and squeak. This is proper Autumn grub, with apples, cider, pork... just the kind of thing I could eat all season long. The pork here comes from Farmer's Choice, a lovely butcher's providing excellent meat … Continue Reading ››
When you have a batch of leftover caramel and a few apples knocking about, it's time to have some crunchy super-sweet caramel apples! Just the thing for Wintry nights.
Baked caramel apples:
2 apples (I like something firm and crunchy to stand up to the baking, Empire do the trick for me here)
½ pint caramel sauce
A handful of raisins
A handful of roasted salted peanuts
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.