Oh yes, its that time of year when the apple, cinnamon and warm comfort food come out. Thought I’d try a warming pastry using my little crisper, amazing, this would normally take about 40 minutes in an traditional oven, but on the crisper……just 16 minutes…YES! 16 minutes. Amazing.
Makes 6-8 servings
1 pre rolled puff pastry (all butter)
1 orange (peel only)
50g walnuts – chopped
50g pine nuts – chopped
1 tsp cinnamon powder
50ml dark rum
50g light brown sugar
1 egg and 50ml milk for brushing
Icing sugar for decoration
Soak the sultanas in the rum (preferably overnight or at least 4 hours)
Peel and slice the apple, then mix them with the walnuts, pine nuts, sugar, cinnamon and orange peel, mix well.
Add in the sultanas and breadcrumbs to the apple mixture and mix
Roll out the pastry
Pour the apple mixture onto the pastry then roll up lengthwise. Seal with egg and milk and press with either finger or fork to seal.
Preheat the Crisper Plate for 3 minutes on Dynamic Crisp setting, remove from oven and gently place the apple roll onto he plate. Brush the roll with Egg wash mixture and make a few small cuts on top of pastry to allow steam out.
Bake on the Crisper setting for about 16 mins, if you feel it is browning too quickly cover the top with some baking sheet.
September marks the end of summer berries, but there’s lots of other fruit like apples, plums, grapes, figs and pears. Pumpkin, squash, kale and leeks make their debut, lamb makes a comeback and it’s the start of the mussels season.