Not only for Christmas…
I fancied something different for afternoon tea today, instead of a cake. Not that this treat is difficult to make. Not at all!
You need this for two servings:
2 medium sized apples – preferable those crisp, juicy, a bit tart apples.
Peel them and cut into about half an inch big pieces. (1 to 2 cm) Make some smaller and some a little bigger. Put the pieces in a pan and add water till just above the apple level.
A handfull of dried plums – without stones!
Cut them in small pieces and blend with the apple.
Add a big tablespoon of honey, about a teaspoon of grained cinnamon, a pinch of grained clove (optional), a dash of fresh lemon juice and some zest of orange and lemon.
Cook until the apple pieces are almost done. Taste it to a balance between the sweetness, the tartness and the spices. Then take the pan off the heat and add while stiring, a tablespoon of potato starch blended in half a cup of water (about 1 dl). Very quickly the fruit-mix will thicken and you don’t have to pour all of the starch mix in the pan, if you think it’s thick enough without.
I served myself this wintery treat luke warm with some roasted pumpkin seeds and ice cold coconut cream.
P.S! DON’T use wheat flour in this to thicken it!
Maize starch might do, but with the potato starch you get a clear jello-ish look of the compote. I don’t know what it would look like if you use tapioca as thickener. We usually don’t use that in Sweden.
(First posted dec 23, 2014)
I wanted – something!
So I made myself a little snack!
- 1 rather big carrot
- 1 small apple
- Some fresh lemon or lime juice
- Finely grinded fresh ginger
- A dash of oil. Organic rapeseed oil has a fine nutty taste, or why not try sesame oil?
Grind the apple and the carrot roughly, blend everything together and add some coconut or almond flakes. Enjoy!
Also I want something sweet sometimes, even though my sweets never are sugary. Never!
I used this and got 2 servings
- a pan for the oven
- 5 apples, medium sized
- 1 – 1,5 dl oats – the kind you make porridge of (about half a Cup)
- 0,5 dl rice flour (half as much as oats)
- about 1 tablespoon liquid honey (optional – not needed at all really, since the apples were quite sweet)
- sun flower seeds
So! Lay the peeled and sliced apples in the pan
Cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla all over them
Oats and rice flour…
and the sunflower seeds…
Sprinkle the honey on top of it….
And then, on the top-top, thin slices of butter covering as thoroughly as possible
I used a relatively large pan so the layer became quite thin, so I had to see to it wasn’t too much butter (is there actually such a thing as too much butter?) If you use a smaller pan, you have to make the layer of butter a bit thicker. I estimate that ackording to this amount of apples et cetera, about 50 grams of butter is just fine
Put the pan it in the oven at a fairly high temperature and let it stay there until the butter have melted down in the apples and everything has gotten a nice golden brown color.
In my oven I needed 250 C and about 10 – 12 minutes, but the thicker the layer: the lower temperature and the longer the time
(Put the pan…. (just sounds so funny when saying this…)