As eating apples are now in season, I have apples coming out of my ears! Here are some I collected that had fallen off the tree:
There are still plenty on the tree and on the grass but given it is now winter I only have a small snippet of time to pick them after work. Although I may try and pick some over weekend.
The thing is, there are just TOO many, and a lot of them are too small or have imperfect skin so are unsuitable to take to work. So I've had to think of other ways to use them up:
- Apple porridge with cinnamon: peel the apple and remove the core. Cut into small pieces. Place in bowl and microwave on highest setting for around a minute. Add porridge and milk/water (I've been using hazelnut drink) mix and cook as normal. Sprinkle with a little sugar and ground cinnamon.
- Vegan Chocolate Orange cupcakes
Lisa at We Don't Eat Anything With a Face suggested that I should try her vegan apple cake recipe. Now I'm not a fruit dessert fan, but this was a sponge cake, not the usual apple pie so I thought I would give it a go:
|Apologies for the blurry photo. My camera has broke and so I am using my smart phone as a camera. After this one it refused to take any more for some strange reason!|
It's lovely and moist, and uses every day ingredients (instead of special vegan ingredients) and have made it twice now. And somehow, I don't think this will be the last time I make it!