A Collection of Apple Recipes

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”

85. Spinach, rocket & parmesan roulade

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I was doubtful about this dish from the start. “Being a fan of Swiss rolls, I wanted to come up with … a savoury one.” This didn’t bode well and I should have trusted my instincts. Swiss rolls are great, in their place, which is firmly in the dessert section.

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78. Lemony basil spaghetti with mascarpone, chilli and chives

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Mr Cookingfanatic has been known, on occasion, to be disparaging about vegetarian food and, truth be told, vegetarians as a species. “No one would marry a vegetarian man – you’d doubt his masculinity.” So when I cook a veggie dish, I often cook some bacon too on the side (and make him chop some wood and stand in the garden roaring at any wildlife) just to clear up any masculinity issues.

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42. and 43. Rosemary & sage pork chops and Cauliflower cheese

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I’m eating dairy again! It’s been a pretty exciting couple of weeks, and I have a real backlog of things to eat that I’ve been missing for 7 months – plain cheddar cheese came pretty high on the list. So it seemed a good time to crack on with some more Lorraine recipes as we’re nearly at the halfway point of the year.
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39. Mrs Stephenson’s dinner party bread rolls and 40. Pan-fried asparagus

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These bread rolls are named after Lorraine’s Home Economics Teacher, because they were her first GCSE assignment. We never did anything so useful in our “Food Technology” lessons. I just remember testing whether homemade or shop-bought pastry was better (Jus-Rol beat 13 year old Kerry), healthy food (fruit kebabs) and roux sauce. If I had to name a memorable recipe after my teacher it would have to be Mrs Collinson’s “Design your own packaging for a Christmas themed confectionary item.”
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