Apple & Raisin Filo Parcels


I had some left over apples and filo in my kitchen so it was obvious it had to be little apple parcels. These were so tasty and so quick to cook using my little crisper plate……..oh did I tell you how much I love this little crisper? lol!


Makes 4

2 Granny smith apples – chopped into small chunks

3 sheets of filo pastry

1 beaten egg for wash

small handful of raisins

70g light brown caster sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

Fry oil – light

2 tbsps Icing sugar to finish


  1. Spray a fry pan with oil on a medium heat
  2. Gently fry the apple, sugar, cinnamon and raisins until just caramalised (about 8-10 mins) Remove and allow to cool.                                                                   20180127_151141
  3. Lay your first sheet of filo on a worktop and brush with the egg wash, then take your 2nd sheet and lay onto, brush with egg wash, and then your 3rd sheet as above.  Then cut vertically into 4 sections.                                                                                               20180127_163457
  4. Preheat your crisper plate for 3 minutes on dynamic crisp setting
  5. Once cooked, remove from plate and allow to cool slightly. Sieve some icing sugar over the parcels and serve. These are lovely with ice cream, whipped cream or even caramel sauce. oh so yummy!

You can of course bake these in a 190 deg oven for about 20 minutes.




Homemade Tea Loaf (Dundee Cake)

Delicious warm with load of butter!

Delicious warm with load of butter!




200g Dried Mixed Fruit
100g Demerara Sugar
220ml Cold Tea
225g Self Raising Flour
1 Large Beaten Egg
50ml Milk
1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)

1. Mix Dried Fruit and sugar together, then pour over in a bowl the cold tea, cover with cling film and soak overnight.
2. Sift in Flour, Beaten Egg and Milk
3. Mix until it sofly drops of spoon, then pour into lightly greased loaf tin.
4. Select Cake setting and change time to 1hr 10mins and bake. Or Convection Bake Setting.
5. Finally serve warm with lashings of butter….Delicious.