Wednesday, 2 July 2008

apple danish

pastry and tea

Since the success of last week’s pastry-based experiment, I’ve been thinking about the other delicious things I can make with puff pastry. After many days of deliberation, I decided the number one priority was to try making apple danishes, a treat that I have long missed.

apple danish

This recipe is fast and simple, and quite possibly going to be a great new addition to dessert times at dinner parties.

ingredients

2 green apples
nuttlex
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
Shake or two of ground nutmeg
1/8 cup of brown sugar
1 or 2 large squares of puff pastry

method
Peel and dice the apples. I like to use Granny Smiths for baking and desserts (though not for fruit salad). Melt a tablespoon or two of margarine in a pot, add the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Allow to simmer for fifteen minutes. The apples should be soft, but should retain their shape. Remove the pot from the heat, and leave to cool.

Cut the puff pastry in to four squares. Depending on how much mixture you like to use and how big the apples are, you will need between four to eight squares. Spoon the apple mixture into the centre of each square, I think two or three tablespoons is about right. Fold two opposite corners to meet in the middle over the apple mixture, press to seal. Brush with melted margarine.

Bake at 220C for 15 to 20 minutes. Eat hot, but remember that apple mixture burns! I always learn that one the hard (but delicious) way.

2 comments:

nerdpanda said...

Hello I recently found your blog, I'm another vegan from Perth and I tried this recipe and it was so nice, thank you!

a vegan about town said...

Hey, awesome! Glad the recipe worked for you, and I hope you're getting some use out of the other stuff, too. :o)