Garden grown apples

In the far corner of The Glen House garden stands a tiny apple tree. It couldn’t have been growing there for many years, but wow does it pack a punch!

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It was covered in gorgeous, juicy sweet-but-tart fruit.

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So we waited and waited, dreaming of all the yummy things we could make and bake…. Until it was time to pick them. Bags of them!

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So we’ve had savoury dishes….

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Like pork chops with apples; the recipe goes something like, bung whatever veg you have in a roasting tin with some thick cut pork chops and apples and a few pears and whack it in the Rayburn! Then we had apple pies with fresh
nutmeg and cinnamon. Easy to make and even easier to eat!

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So for a first day with the apples we ate very well! The rest have been cleaned, cut, bagged and frozen.

Two weeks on….
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And I’ve taken out 450g of frozen apples, lined a dish with them, adding flour, brown sugar, butter, an egg and milk to make a kind of apple spongy thing. A little like an apple brown betty or apple charlotte but not as cakey….

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Half an hour in the Rayburn and ta-da! Tasty indeed!

Melissa xx

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