One thing you should all know is my father in law CAN COOK! he cooks the most amazing and tasty things so its only fair i share them with you. During a family dinner poppy pete released his latest secret recipe, these sweet, caramelized apple dumplings and i instantly fell in love. Serve with warm custard, cream or ice cream.
4 sheets Puff Pastry
1 cup Golden Syrup
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Boiling Water
3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
Preheat oven to 160'c. Grease a baking dish.
In a small bowl combine caster sugar and ground cloves. Coat each piece of apple in the sugar mix. Cut each piece of pastry into 4 equal squares (total of 16 squares). Place one piece of apple diagonally on a square of pastry and wrap over from corner to corner and press together firmly encasing the apple. Place each parcel into a baking dish sealed side down.
Mix Boiling water, butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over a medium heat until dissolved. Pour hot mixture over apple dumplings. Bake in a preheated oven for 45mins or until golden brown.
Note: As dumplings absorb alot of syrup you may want to have extra syrup for serving.
A tasty Easter bun decorated with the traditional cross. You can add fruit or chocolate bits to enhance your bun.
4 Cups Plain Four
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Sultanas
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Mixed spice
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Cream yeast with 1 Tablespoon of each sugar and flour, add lukewarm milk and mix well. Cover and stand in a warm place for 10-15mins or until mixture is frothy.
Sift remaining flour, salt, sugar and spices together. Rub in butter, add beaten egg, sultanas and yeast mixture mix into a dough. Stand bowl covered with a clean teatowel in a warm place for 40mins or until dough has doubled in size. Punch down dough, turn out onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic. Cut dough into 3 equal pieces, cut those into 5 equal pieces to create 15.
Pre heat oven to 200'c. Knead and shape into buns and place onto a lightly greased 18x24 tin, stand in a warm place for 10-15mins or until buns reach the top edge of tin.
Sift 1/2 Cup of plain flour, Mix with 1/3 Cup water into a paste. Fill mixture int a piping bag with a small hole cut across the corner. Pipe crosses on each bun.
Bake in a hot oven for 15-20mins. Remove from oven and serve .
Note: To make bun look glazed brush over a glaze made of 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 Tablespoon Gelatin and 1 Tablespoon Hot Water.
These delicious snacks are great for breakfast, a mid morning bite or a late evening indulgence. You can fill them with whatever topping you like. I chose nutella as its my daughter favorite.
8 slices of bread (crusts cut off)
8 teaspoons of Nutella
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 Cup castor sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
Knob of butter for frying
Using a rolling pin flatten out each slice of bread. Spread 1 Teaspoon of Nutella over each slice of bread and roll it up tightly.
Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl until combined. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sugar in a separate bowl and mix well.
Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and add butter.
Dip each roll in the egg mixture until it is coated and place in frying pan. Fry until lightly golden brown in colour. Once it is golden place roll into the cinnamon sugar and coat well. Serve hot.
Banana and peanut butter
strawberries and cream cheese
Chocolate and raspberries
honey and muesli
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.