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Recipes created by Jo Pratt.
For a very tasty breakfast treat, serve slightly warmed almond croissant with slices or wedges of delicious sweet Cameo apples. If Cameo aren’t available other English Apples are a good match but try and chose slightly sweeter varieties.
A refreshing way to start the day – or to end a meal as a dessert, is to serve chopped apples and pears tossed in a little vanilla sugar. A nice alternative would be cinnamon sugar as both vanilla and cinnamon are perfect matches with both apples and pears. A good combination of apples to use would be the crunchy and juicy Braeburn and the more intensley flavoured and sharper Kanzo apple.
Serve slices of cooked and cooled, good quality pork sausages on a cocktail stick along with a thick slice of your favourite English apple. Great for all the family, any time of the day – but particularly for parties.
This is a lovely dish on its own or would work really well as an accompaniment to grilled fish, halloumi or meats. Any English apple would be nice in this salad but the Jazz is particularly good due to its beautiful colour, crisp flesh and intense apple flavour.
Tip the bulgur wheat and sultanas into a bowl and pour over the hot stock. Seal with cling film and leave for 20-30 minutes for the liquid to be absorbed. Once absorbed, run a fork through the grains to separate. Leave to cool.
Add the apples, carrot, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, lemon juice, groundnut oil and season with salt and plenty of black pepper. Have a taste and add extra lemon juice or groundnut oil, if required and serve.
Smoked mackerel is a rich flavour and apple compliments it wonderfully. This salad is a great starter or lunch dish, and best eaten as soon as it is prepared to enjoy the flavours and textures at their best.
Flake the smoked mackerel into a bowl and add the apples, beetroot, oranges and watercress.
In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream, walnut oil, lemon juice and add enough freshly grated horseradish to taste. Their strength really varies so taste as you go. You are after a creamy dressing with a bit of a kick from the horseradish. Season with salt and black pepper.
Toss a little of the dressing into the salad and serve any extra over the top or on the side.
If you fancy serving something a little bit different in your sandwiches whether it is for lunch or an afternoon tea treat, then why not simply top buttered bread with a thin smear of English mustard, add some good quality ham and the a layer of thinly sliced English apple, such as Cameo (one of the sweeter varieties of English apple). Top with anther piece of buttered bread and cut into pieces.
Apples, ginger and cinnamon are a really lovely combination. Next time you plan on serving a sweet treat have a go at this really simple recipe.
for the cinnamon buttercream:
To make the buttercream, beat together the butter, icing sugar and cinnamon until really light and fluffy. This is best done by using and electric hand whisk. Spoon into a piping bag with a star nozzle.
To prepare the apple, remove the core and then cut into thin slices. Cut each slice into thin matchstick pieces and set aside.
Cut the cake into bite size pieces and sit on a plate. Pipe a decent sized swirl of buttercream on top of each one, then finish with a few pieces of the apple sat on top of the butter cream. Serve straight away.
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