Somerset Apple Cake with optional streusel twist

The streusel topping elevates a traditional tea time delicacy to a luxurious dessert. The apple store is usually looking a little depleted by this time of year, but if you still have a few Bramley apples knocking about this recipe is a lovely way of using them up. (If you don’t have Bramley’s any other… Continue reading Somerset Apple Cake with optional streusel twist

Foraged Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Blackberry and apple crumble

What better way to embrace Autumn, than to enjoy the classic dessert: blackberry & apple crumble. This time of year is so wonderful, as the leaves on the trees and hedges start to change, and abundances of blackberries and apples abound, waiting to be picked. As a family, we really enjoy foraging for blackberries, picking… Continue reading Foraged Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Apple and Almond Cake

Seasonal Christmassy cake for when you are already full...

Ingredients 150g Brown Self Raising Flour 50g Ground Almond 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder 225g Golden Caster Sugar 2 Eggs ½ teaspoon Almond Extract 150g Melted Butter 350g Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and diced into chunky pieces 25g Flaked Almonds Instructions Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm deep loose-bottomed cake tin. Sift… Continue reading Apple and Almond Cake

Blackberry and Apple Upside down cake

Just the best squidgy cake

This is a superb cake for early autumn. It sort of helps ease the passing of summer and reminds one why the seasons change.  Blackberry and apple is a classic combination and wrapped up in a super moist sponge they take on an extra dimension. Really good with ice cream or custard, but if you… Continue reading Blackberry and Apple Upside down cake

Bramley Apple and Almond Pudding Cake

This decadent cake is a brilliant way to use up any Bramley apples left over from the season. Serve warm with crème fraiche or even custard if you fancy, it will soak into the rich sponge and balance the tart apples Serves 8 Ingredients For the apples: 2 large Bramley apples, peeled, quartered and cut… Continue reading Bramley Apple and Almond Pudding Cake

Recipe: Chicken sauté Normande

As the sun wanes and the days get shorter, this dish is guaranteed to keep those summer days fresh in your mind (and on your tongue!). And we love it even more because it uses three apple ingredients: Bon appetit! Ingredients (serves 4) To garnish Method Serve with… Friends and sunshine… oh, and a fresh… Continue reading Recipe: Chicken sauté Normande

Cooking with Cider?

How about pheasant with caramelised apple and cider sauce!   Ingredients (to serve 2-4) 1 pheasant 1 tbsp flour 1 onion, sliced and chopped up finely 2 garlic cloves, chopped and sliced finely 1 bottle of your favourite cider – roughly 500ml Handful of thyme 3 bay leaves Dollop of cream (optional) Seasoning ½ tsp… Continue reading Cooking with Cider?

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