Jul 28

Summer is here

So the summer is here and I am back on my blog.  Where have I been you all ask?  Well, I started a new part time job teaching and have had all the fun of curriculum, homework, marking and such like to contend with.  Actually it has been fun because the pupils & staff are great.  Anyhoo, now it is the hols and I can have a bit of ‘me’ time, and also do some crafting.  I have so many card & jewellery ideas buzzing around my head.

I find that once I learn a new crafting technique I get obsessed with making things using that technique – that’s how I got into beading!

Right that’s all for now :)

Jun 28

Apple Custard and Apple Mousse

Courtesy of the way back machine this is from Marge Land 2007

(Sent in by Brother of Marge) This is a gorgeous dessert, well worth the effort especially on cold winter nights – and days!

Ingredients for Apple Custard:

  • sugar (about 1/5th sugar to apple)
  • pureed apples (3-4 medium sized)
  • egg yolks (min 2, add more to make custard more ‘puddingy’)

Ingredients for Apple Mousse:

  • apple custard
  • 2-4 egg whites beaten to the soft peak stage (amount depends upon how much apple custard you have)

Method:

  1. To make the apple purée just peel and chop the apples.  Place in a microwave bowl and cook on high for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Heat the apple purée and sugar until smooth (use a wooden spoon to mix).
    Take the pan off the light and add the egg yolks.
  3. Mix well to uniformity. (You can serve the custard now on its own, or with apple mousse. If you are making the mousse you will need to pre-heat the oven to a medium heat for 20 minutes).
  4. To make apple mousse, spoon the beaten egg whites into the apple custard.
  5. Fold the egg whites and apple custard together until thoroughly combined – but done gently.
  6. Place the mixture into a shallow oven proof dish and ‘toast’ the mixture until a golden brown top forms (similar to a meringue topping on baked alaska).
    Serve immediately!

Jun 05

Intermission

I realise I have not been updating this blog that often *ahem* …  this is due to the fact I started a new job and it has taken up much of my time.  However, in the meantime here is a fun pic:

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