I wonder if you’re in the same position as us? Every autumn, the cookingfanatic household receives a large number of apples. Mr Cookingfanatic would happily eat apple crumble for three meals a day, but I incline more to variety. So I’ve put together some of our favourite apple recipes. Hope it gives you some ideas. Feel free to share your favourites in the comments. Continue reading “A Collection of Apple Recipes”
This dish is inspired by Lorraine Pascale in every way except one: the recipe.
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I made this on a whim one afternoon (I know, I know, the crazy things I do). And it was surprisingly quick to make. Here’s a basic recipe from the bbc. Lorraine’s was swiss roll style, but pretty similar apart from that. I hadn’t quite got enough vegetable suet, so I added a bit of vegetable lard I had in the fridge.
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Well it was bound to happen really. Out of one hundred recipes, I forgot to take the photo for one. We had people over for dinner and there can be something a bit odd about whipping out your phone at the table to take pictures of your dessert. That’s my excuse anyway.
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I’ve never made ice cream – I don’t have an ice cream maker and I couldn’t be bothered with the whole whisking every hour thing. So this parfait is definitely the way to go.
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Lorraine describes this dish as “the ultimate dish to prepare if you are in a hurry.” I would have thought the ultimate would be that great student dish, pasta and salt, or even quicker, toast.
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This recipe doesn’t really count as cooking. My version contained just two ingredients: swiss roll, and ice cream. You can brush the swiss roll slices with rum, but I was making it for kids.
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Lorraine uses a massive straight-sided trifle dish for this recipe. This year’s challenge has already cost me quite a bit (mostly in alcohol and expensive meat!) and I thought buying a big trifle dish for one recipe might be a bit unnecessary. So I halved the ingredients and used a standard bowl-shaped trifle bowl (yes a bowl-shaped bowl – I don’t know how else to describe it).
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You wouldn’t think it from her supermodel looks, but Lorraine Pascale is a real fattie. She says she could eat this pudding all in one go by herself. Six of us struggled to get through half of it, so she must have a hefty appetite for such a slim girl.