Sunday, 19 September 2010
In the Autumn Gloom...
My kitchen is a haven.
The contrast of rain heavy darkness outside with the sprinkled prettiness of fairy lights and the glow of a warm oven is enough to soothe the most chilled of souls!
Days like these were meant for baking up something moreish, icing sugar dusted, with a strong cup of coffee.
Perhaps this is why the Scandic countries are so good at it....think cinnamon buns, spiked with a little cardamon and vanilla scented, custard filled danish, glazed with apricot jam. A little sweetness to fend off the elements.
These were so easy to make.
Use fridge, ready rolled puff pastry! 2oz of ground almond, 2oz caster sugar, 2oz butter softened, 1oz flour, 1 egg. Apple slices. Sprinkle of cinnamon. Generous scattering of sugar. Cream butter and sugar, add egg, almonds and flour! Spread this filling on a square of the pastry, top with apple slices, scatter with sugar and cinnamon. Fold in four corners, twist pinch, pinch for new corners..,didn't need to be pretty! Chuck in the oven, 180 C, 20 mins or so. Make pot of something fresh and hot while you wait! Autumnal homey bliss!