Tag Archive | Bake

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

Foodie wall memories….

It seemed fitting in a modern apartment to be surrounded by modern art- my modern art! My dining room wall displayed brightly coloured frames showing off my wonderful cakes and bakes. Well what more does a person want when they are sitting at my dining room table? Actual cake, I hear you say… Hmmm…

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In all seriousness, I miss my wall. Each and every frame holds a memory of a birthday or special occasion. On that given day, I made someone smile with a humble  piece of cake. Yet all those frames and delightful photos seem a little out of place at The Glen House; gone is the modern, fast paced, bright, in-your-face way of doing things. Instead I must adapt to a  calmer, let’s skip-along-the-garden-path way of life with a slightly more rustic style. Me? Calmer?! Only time will tell I suppose?

For now, I’ve surrounded myself with all my cookery books and a few photos….

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Melissa xx