Saturday, 22 October 2011

Crunchy apple pots

These are a de-constructed apple crumble, for days when you fancy a change or haven't got an oven.

Stew some cooking apples (3 big ones for 6 people) by placing peeled and sliced apples, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of water into a pan and simmering until soft.

Place stewed apple in the bottom of 6 ramekins.

Make real custard (see recipe). Pour a layer of custard into each ramekin.

Sprinkle each ramekin with granola.

That's it - real simple and very yummy.

Apple veggie burgers

2 tart apples (like Granny Smith), grated, peel on
½ onion, grated or very finely chopped
1 cup bread crumbs
1 pepper, de-seeded and very finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 cup brown or white rice, cooked and cooled (leftover is fine)
6 tablespoon rolled oats
½ teaspoon salt
plenty of black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable, groundnut or light olive  oil

Place grated apples in a bowl with onions, half of the bread crumbs, pepper, ginger, rice, half of the oats, salt, and pepper. Mix well. 
Shape mixture into patties, adding more bread crumbs if necessary to get a sticky but firm consistency. Press into a ring mould, if you want to be all cheffy. Chill in the fridge for an hour if you want them to firm up. Coat with the remaining oats.
Heat the oil in the frying pan, over medium heat. Fry over medium heat until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. DO NOT MOVE OR DISTURB THE BURGERS UNTIL THEY ARE BROWNED.