All posts tagged: dessert recipes

Apple, Plum and Ginger Crumble

Ah, the great British crumble. The things we English would do for that warm, buttery bowl of soft fruity deliciousness. I have it on good authority that the crumble tradition began during the second world war. During times of killjoy rationing, people couldn’t scrimp together enough ingredients to make the pastry for a pie, and so instead they crumbled together a little flour, sugar and margarine to sprinkle over the filling. Being poor brings out intense comfort food creation skills in the best of us. My recipe is a little different than the keep-calm-and-carry-on-ers, but this is because it’s now 2014 and you can buy stem ginger at Sainsbury’s. It goes wonderfully with a big dollop of custard, if you can make your own you’re a braver soul than I, Ambrosia from the corner shop for me. for the filling: 6 apples 4 plums 3 tbsps chopped stem ginger               2 tsps flour a generous shake of cinnamon 50g caster sugar for the crumble: 200g plain flour 50g demerera …

Hot Apple Pie Fritters

I’ve been saying for a long time that Tuesdays are the worst. Turns out, I’m actually right. A survey recorded in 2009 suggests that 11:45 on a Tuesday morning is the most stressful time of the week. It’s an internationally recognised fact that stress can only lead to one thing, and that’s dessert. So, when you get home today with the sad knowledge that you’ve only completed 40% of your week, I invite you to indulge in these dessert fritters. Imagine a hot apple pie from McDonald’s, and then imagine it without all the weird addictive chemicals, yum, right? I’m not going to tell you that this is in any way, shape or form one of those wonder desserts that are somehow good for you. But, it’s main ingredient is a fruit, there’s not that much sugar in them and it’s Tuesday, you deserve it. Makes 6 fritters 3 grated apples                                                   …