Here are 4 delicious apple recipes that you will keep coming back for! First up, Apple Cinnamon Pancakes!
APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES
· 1 cup buckwheat flour
· 1 cup whole wheat flour
· 1 tbsp raw sugar
· 2 tsp baking powder
· pinch of salt
· 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
· 2 eggs
· 2 large apples
· butter, for cooking
· honey and Greek yoghurt, to serve
1. Stir together the buckwheat, plain flour, raw sugar, baking powder and salt.
2. In a separate jug, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs, and then stir into the dry ingredients until just combined—don’t worry about lumps.
3. Grate one of the apples and fold through the batter. Slice the other apple into 1/2cm / 1/4″ rounds
4. Heat about 1 tsp of butter in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium–low heat, and place about 1/3 cup portions of batter into the pan.
5. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake and the edges look dry. Place one of the apple rounds onto the pancake, and flip over so the apple is on the bottom.
6. Cook for a further 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the pancake is cooked through.
7. Serve with honey and Greek yoghurt.
APPLE OF MY EYE PIE
For the pastry:
• 300g / 10.5oz plain flour
• 1 tbsp caster sugar
• pinch of salt
• 225g / 8oz cold butter, cut into cubes
• 1/2 cup cold water
• 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
For the filling:
• 8 Granny Smith apples
• 50g / 1.75oz brown sugar
• 50g / 1.75oz caster sugar
• 50g / 1.75oz plain flour
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• juice of ½ a lemon
1. For the pastry, place the flour, sugar and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer.
2. In a separate jug, stir together the water and vinegar.
3. Add butter to the flour, using the paddle attachment on low speed, until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs with a few visible pieces of butter still remaining. (You can also do this by rubbing the butter into the flour with your fingers.)
4. With the mixer still on low, add the water a few tablespoons at a time until the mixture looks like it’s about to come together.
5. With your hands, cut the dough into halves, flatten them into discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge to chill.
6. Peel and slice the apples into thick slices. Place them in a large bowl with the sugars, flour, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon, and toss well.
7. Preheat oven to 220˚C / 425˚F / Gas Mark 7.
8. On a floured bench, roll out one disc of pastry so that it’s a little larger than the size of your pie dish. Do the same with your remaining pastry disc, and refrigerate until needed.
9. Place your pastry into your pie dish and pack in the filling on top.
10. Slice the second disc of pastry into wide strips, and use them to form a lattice pattern on top of the pie. Roll the edges of the pastry over, and crimp them. Brush with beaten egg.
11. Bake the pie for 20 minutes, and then turn the oven down to 200˚C / 400˚F / Gas Mark 6 and bake for a further 20–25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are soft.
12. Leave to cool for at least 2 hours before slicing.
APPLE + CARROT BREAD
• 1 large egg
• 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
• 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
• 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp ground ginger
• 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
• 1 cup plain flour
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• pinch of salt
• 3/4 cup grated carrot
• 3/4 cup grated apple
1. Preheat oven to 180˚C / 350˚F / Gas Mark 4.
2. Grease and flour a loaf tin.
3. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients up to and including the nutmeg, and whisk to combine.
4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and fold until just combined.
5. Add the carrot and apple, and fold in gently.
6. Pour batter into the loaf tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
7. Bake for about 45–50 minutes or until golden.
8. Allow bread to cool in pan for 15 minutes, and then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.
BAKED APPLE CHIPS
• 2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced
• 1 1/2 tsp white sugar
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 110˚C / 225˚F / Gas Mark 1/4.
2. Arrange apple slices on a baking tray.
3. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl, and sprinkle over apple slices.
4. Pop in the oven until apples are dried and edges curl up—around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
5. Using a spatula, put apple chips on a wire rack until cooled and crispy.
• 4 apples
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup rolled oats
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg
• 2 tbsp whole almonds, chopped
• pinch ground cloves
• 1 tbsp butter, divided in 4
• 1 cup hot water
1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C / 350˚F / Gas Mark 4.
2. Core the apples, leaving a bit of the bottom of the apple to create a well.
3. Mix the brown sugar, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, almonds and cloves in a bowl. Divide this mixture between the apples, packing in firmly.
4. Arrange the apples in a baking dish, and top each one with a bit of butter.
5. Pour the hot water into the bottom of the dish and cover loosely with aluminium foil.
6. Bake for 20 minutes and remove foil. Continue baking uncovered for 20–30 minutes until the apples are soft and the brown sugar has melted into a syrup.
7. Serve with a scoop of ice-cream or crème fraîche.
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