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Baked hasselback apples

As easy as (apple) pie, but with far less sugar.

Recipe: Baked hasselback apples

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 500 g apples
  • 3 tbsp. honey or maple syrop
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves + a few extra sprigs
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • a handful of walnuts, chopped + a few whole ones
  • 1 tbsp. butter or coconut oil, to grease the baking dish
  • 2-3 tbsp. Greek yoghurt, to serve
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Grease a baking dish with butter or coconut oil.
  • Wash and halve the apples.
  • Remove the core.
  • Using a sharp knife, make small vertical slits, 2-3mm apart, three quarters of the way down each apple, all the way along.
  • Place the apples in the baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk honey/maple syrup with melted butter/coconut oil, thyme leaves, cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
  • Pour the sauce over the apples and top with remaining thyme sprigs and whole walnuts
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve warm, with dollops of Greek yoghurt.

Candy apples

Candy apples! They're gorgeous, they can be as red as blood and the're also relatively easy to make. Be sure to use a candy thermometer. It might work without it, but the thermometer make everything so much easier and less stressful. Have an autumn festival in your kitchen!

Recipe: Candy apples

Ingredients
  • 5 small apples
  • 5 stick - long bamboo skewers, popsicle skewers or whatever your creative side came up with
  • 300 g of sugar
  • 100 ml of water
  • 2 tbsp. of liquid glucose
  • a few drops of red food colouring (if you want red apples, that is)
Method
  • Carefully wash and dry your apples, push a stick into the stalk end of each apple.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease it with oil. This is where you will place your apples when they're ready.
  • Get yourself a small, deep, heavy-based saucepan.
  • It is important it's not too big, so that you can have a high level of candy coating, which makes your work coating the apples so much easier.
  • Put sugar, water, glucose and food colouring in your perfect saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring continuously - the sugar has to dissolve completely.
  • Bring to boil, set a sugar thermometer in the pan and boil to 140C. Do not stir the mixture when it's boiling.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Working quickly and carefully, dip each apple in the hot mixture until covered and let any excess drip away.
  • Place apples on the parchment paper to harden.

apple cinnamon rolls

One of the greatest breakfasts of all times. It's a perfect treat for a lazy Sunday morning.

They taste remarkably divine when still warm, with the icing that has not set entirely.

A definite crowd-pleaser. If you decide to share it, that is.

Recipe: The dough

Ingredients
  • one cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. of instant yeast
  • 2 cups of flour
Method
  • Combine milk, butter and sugar in a pot. Scald the mixture. Set aside and let cool until lukewarm.
  • Add yeast, let them sit for a minute and add flour. Stir the mixture together until well combined.
  • Cover and let sit for at least an hour.
  • Work the dough. You might need to add some more flour (about 1/2 cup).

Recipe: Cream cheese icing

Ingredients
  • 200 g of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup of milk
Method
  • Mix cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and milk together until thick and pourable.

Recipe: Apple cinnamon rolls

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 2 small apples, diced
Method
  • Sprinkle surface with flour. Roll the dough into a rectangular shape.
  • Drizzle with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, top with diced apples.
  • Role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into rolls.
  • Place cinnamon roll slices close together in a buttered pan and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 200C for 15-20 minutes.
  • Top warm rolls with the icing.

chocolate apples

Recipe: Recpie: Chocolate apples

Ingredients
  • 5 red apples
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 200 g of rich dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. of coarse Himalayan salt
Method
  • Insert a cinnamon stick into each apple core.
  • Melt chocolate using a bain-marie.
  • Roll apples in melted chocolate to coat.
  • Top with salt and set aside until chocolate hardens.