All posts tagged: apple pie

Here’s One I Made Earlier | #bakeoffbakealong

It’s with a very heavy heart that I tell you I’ve been unable to bake along with the show this week. I really thought I might be able to wing it in the cottage in Cornwall we’re staying in (I brought digital scales with me and everything) but it quickly became clear that there was no way I was going to achieve a frangipane tart, flaounas or vol-au-vents here. I may not have attempted any of the bakes from the show this week, but I do have a very recent pastry experience to share with you. As it’s pastry week, I hoped you might accept it as a substitute.. Before I get on with that, let’s talk about the show, shall we! Every time Alvin apologised for his not-quite-good-enough bakes, a little bit of the light in my soul went out. Poor, poor boy. Bless him. I knew Ian’s squid ink venture wouldn’t work. I was not into it, not into it at all. Lesson: always listen to your wife. I cried when Nadiya cried with …

Vanilla Apple Pie Filling

I’m writing to you from day five of the slow carb diet, and I’m extremely pleased to inform you that I’ve totally stuck to it. I’ve not strayed once into disallowed foods territory. That said, I’m a little sick of eating beans every day and I can’t wait to throw myself into cheat day. This is a recipe I experimented with last weekend in the hope of making lovely Autumnal deep-filled apple pies, my attempt at cinnamon pastry was less than successful but I nailed the filling and therefore judged it to be shareable. The end result of this recipe will leave you with enough filling for six apple pies (deep-filled Mr Kipling style), go forth and bake! 5 apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2 cm squares (I used royal gala just ’cause that’s what I had in) 1 heaped tbsp vanilla bean paste 1/4 cup water 2 tbsps golden caster sugar Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan (a le creuset is ideal) and put on a low heat. Once the mixture starts to …