All posts tagged: apples

Baking Vanilla Apple Cake

My goodness, its been a while since I’ve baked something, so I’m happy to share this moment with you. The sun was shining through the windows and the kitchen had a warming magnetism, and in my head I could hear a voice saying come on Yvette, get creative and make something delicious for morning tea.   So not resisting, I made something that I know the children love as well. The fruit bowl had an overload of apples, so the choice was easy Vanilla Apple Cake. This my friends is a little something, petite isn’t it. It’s a Royal Albert petite china Christmas decoration. Design ‘Old Country Roses’. The little cup is actually joined to the saucer and has a beautiful ribbon with embossed gold calligraphy. Can you imagine your Christmas tree decorated with these and full of fairy lights. I know you won’t be able to resist this apple cake, so read on for the recipe…

Spiral Puffed Apples

Usually there’s two or three apples left in the bottom of the fridge, well I know in my house there usually is, why not jazz them up a little and enjoy these Spiral Puffed Apples, this recipe hasn’t been adapted from anywhere..it’s original, the mixture for the centres can be made from any dried fruits or nuts…a combination of dates and hazelnut’s..apricots and macadamia….the list is endless…look inside your pantry cupboard and get creative!  Spiral Puffed Apple Recipe:Ingredients: for 2 serves  Golden Delicious Apples  4  Walnut kernels  6 Dried Cranberries  6 sultanas  1 tablespoon Cream Cheese  Brown Sugar  Puffed Pastry ( Ready made, rectangle 30cm x 30cm)  1 sheet of Puff Pastry this size covers 3 apples.  Preparation:  Pre – heat oven to 200°c  Wash, paper towel dry and core apples.  Chop finely walnuts, cranberries and sultana’s together. Combine with the cream cheese. Press firmly into the centre of the apple.   Cut a circle (glass size) of puff pastry for the bottom of the apple, then cut 1cm strips of puff pastry.  These strips of pastry …