January is here. With new year resolutions and leftovers from the Holidays. So, for my first recipe in 2019, I wanted to combine the two. A quite healthy dessert, but with lots of flavor. And you can even eat it for breakfast! Happy New Year, People!
Apple & Pear Sauce/Jam
3 apples (chopped)
3 pears (chopped)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
Greek yoghurt with vanilla
How to do it Crisp
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
Add oatmeal, chopped almonds, cinnamon and cardamom to the pan, and mix it together.
Add and stir in the honey, and keep stirring.
When the mix starts to golden, add the raisins, and stir until you have a golden crisp.
Let the crisp cool down.
Apple & Pear Sauce/Jam
Chop the apples and the pears, and put them in a saucepan.
Mix in cinnamon and cardamom.
Heat up the apples and pears, and let it simmer until you have the preferred texture (the longer you let it simmer, the smoother it gets).
Let the sauce/jam cool down.
Put it all together
In a dessert bowl, or a glass, add a tablespoon of yoghurt, then a tablespoon of apple and pear sauce and then a tablespoon of crisp. Repeat.
If you want to make a “party version” of this dessert, roast the crisp in some butter and add some sugar, and replace the yoghurt with whipped cream. You can also use leftover cookies or biscuits instead of making crisp.
Thanksgiving is over, but who says you can’t be grateful on an ordinary Monday. Show gratitude by sharing a pie with your family and friends, give a smile to a stranger and send a thought out to those who are less fortunate than yourself. Also, take some time out of your busy day to reflect on what’s already in your life to be grateful for. I would like to start this Monday by saying thank you for reading my blog!
Let’s face it. Sometimes the result doesn’t end up to be what we expected or intended. One time when I was going to make nut crust, my oven broke down just as I was about to put the nut crust in the oven. So I stood there, with a mix of egg whites, finely chopped almonds and sugar. But it´s not what you get, but how you take it, right? So I used the failed nut crust to make pancakes instead. And here’s my recipe for nutty pancakes without having to make the nut crust first.
It´s fall. The fruits have fallen off the trees and it´s time for a cake based on the fruits of the season. This apple and pear cake is super easy to make,full of flavor and is perfect for rainy November days.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC (390ºF), and butter and line a round cake tin, 22 cm (9 in).
Melt the butter and let it cool down a bit.
Grate or chop the pears and the apples, put the fruits in a bowl and mix them together with the cinnamon and cardamom.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs with the sugar. I use a stand mixer, but you may just as well use an electric hand mixer.
Mix in the melted butter.
In a separate bowl, mix together the plain flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar.
Slowly add the mixed dry ingredients to the mixture.
Mix in the grated apples and the pears with a spatula.
Transfer the batter into the cake tin and top it with chopped almonds.
Bake in the middle of the oven until the top of the cake is golden brown, for about 35-40 minutes.
Let the cake cool down for a few minutes in the cake tin before taking it out of the tin and laying it on a grid.
Enjoy the flavors of fall, maybe with a scoop of ice cream.
How about doubling the recipe and make a two layered cake with some cream cheese frosting between the layers and on top of the cape? Check out First appearance – Pear cake for a recipe for frosting.
Autumn. When I talk to people about the taste of autumn, apples tend to come up quite frequently. But in the shadow of apples, there’s another fruit of autumn that deserves some attention. Pears. This wonderful, sweet tasting fruit is perfect for baking, so for my first recipe, my first appearance, I present to you my spiced up pear cake.