Sunday, 15 January 2012
This looks plain and simple . . . and in truth it is. But don't let the simplicity of it fool you into thinking that it is not totally scrumdiddlyumptious!!
If you like baked apples and if you like custard . . . then you are going to love the two of them together!!
It's very easy to charge up the flavours as well . . . you know . . . add some cinnamon or nutmeg, or cardamom or all three!!
We love this . . . plain, or with a bit of cream poured over top.
You can cook all four servings in a square casserole dish, or do like I did and cook individual ones. Mine got a little bit close to the grill and got somewhat dark in spots, but that's ok . . . I like a little char . . . burnt toast, burnt cheese, burnt marshmallows.
Yes . . . I am wierd. But in kind of a delicious way, don't you think??
*Apples in Custard*
Proof positve that simple can be wonderfully delicious. Apples baked in a scrummy custard.
4 medium cooking apples, cored and peeled
(I like Granny Smiths)
8 TBS of sugar, plus 1 to 2 TBS for sprinkling at the end
(I use cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on at the end)
For the Custard:
96g of caster sugar (1/2 cup)
500ml of whole milk (2 cups)
1 tsp pure vanilla
3 large free range eggs
2 1/2 TBS plain flour
pinch of salt
To serve: (optional)
Cream and Maple Syrup
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.
Place the peeled and cored apples in a square baking dish (or into 4 individual casseroles). Put two tablespoons of sugar into the center cavity of each apple. Whisk together the custard ingredients until smooth. Pour over the apples, dividing it equally amongst the casseroles if making 4 individual ones. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the custard is completely set.
To finish off, at the end of the baking time sprinkle the 1 to 2 TBS of sugar (cinnamon sugar) over top of the apples and custard. Place under the grill (broiler) and grill (broil) until lightly brown. You may put a small amount of cream and maple syrup over the top for additional flavour.
Over in The Cottage today, Rumbledethumps . . . a delicious mix of potato, swede, cabbage and cheese. (Not a great picture I know!!)