Month: May 2015

Scrumptious apple and blueberry crumble

Scrumptious apple and blueberry crumble

As the temperature begins to drop, there is a need for some scrumptious warm winter desserts. This crumble is amazing. I have separated the crumble mixture from the apple mixture, as you could easily add this delicious crumble to the top of other fruits such as apricots, pears or prunes. If you could imagine a very ‘adult’ version of a crumble, imagine baked apricots, prunes with some muscat and a crumble topping!! TOTALLY DIVINE !

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Stewed apples

4 apples

¼ cup water

2Tb brown sugar

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1Tb dried blueberries

2Tb white chocolate bits

 

Crumble

½ cup plain flour

¼ cup brown sugar

50grams butter (at room temperature)

¼ cup quick oats

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  1. Pre-heat oven to fan grill, place a tray on a lower shelf in the oven.
  2. Chop apples into quarters, remove core, chop each piece into thirds.
  3. Place into a large saucepan with water, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, cook over a medium heat until soft, 10-15minutes.
  4. Prepare crumble mixture, by placing all ingredients into a bowl, rub the butter between your thumb and index finger until the mixture is a uniform consistency.
  5. Into 4 individual or 1 large soufflé dish or any other oven proof dish, place the apples, scatter the white chocolate bits and blueberries. Scatter the crumble mixture over the top.
  6. Place crumble onto an oven tray, pop into the oven and allow crumble topping to become nice and golden.IMG_3418

7. Serve with a dollop of ice cream or cream.

This mixture can use pie apples, you will need to make sure they are warmed through.

This dish is suitable to freeze.

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Quinoa Porridge with Steamed Pears

Quinoa Porridge with Steamed Pears

Steamed pears on quinoa porridge

Steaming pears in a combination steam oven produces a nicely steamed pear that holds its shape and colour.

This protein packed breakfast is full of colour, flavour and nutrients. It is really versatile, play around with flavours with different types of milks or fruits.

1cup water

½ cup quinoa (any colour of your choice)

1 cup of coconut milk (or any other milk)

1 pear

1Tb dried cranberries

1Tb pistachios

½ tsp cinnamon

1Tb honey

Extra honey to serve

  1. Pre-heat combination steam oven to full steam.
  2. Cut pear in half, remove core. Cut each half into quarters. Place onto a tray sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey.
  3. Place into steam oven and steam for 15minutes.
  4. While pears are steaming, rinse quinoa under warm water.
  5. Place rinsed quinoa and 1cup of water into a small saucepan, bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 15minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk and cook for a further 5minutes until creamy.
  7. Spoon into serving bowls, top with wedges of pear, sprinkle with pistachios and cranberries, drizzle with honey.

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