It's going to be a short one today, I have a busy week ahead, and my to-do list is about 12 miles long. Not that you're here to read about my to-do lists or hectic week. You're here to see some pictures of food, and I don't blame you, after all this blog isn't called Boring, Lists & Appointments. It's food, Fork & Good. Good food, and...forks. We like forks round these parts.
Before I ramble off in an odd direction, I'll reel myself back in and tell you about these babies. Apple pie Rolls. Yes, they look like spring rolls, but bite into one of these flaky treats and you'l get a sweetly spiced apple filling instead of a savoury filling.
Let's get started. This makes 12 rolls. (One of mine fell on the floor in case you notice that I'm down 1 roll.)
I didn't make the Filo pastry used in this recipe. First off, I'm not a miracle worker, and secondly, shop bought to me, tastes much nicer than anything I could make... It's a tricky pastry, but if you can make it, then feel free to sub that part of my recipe for your own. Also, I bow to you, as you are awesome.
270g pre-made filo pastry.
75g butter (sub for 4 tablespoons olive oil if necessary)
4 teaspoons light brown sugar
4 teaspoons sweet mixed spice
2 cans of apple (in water or juice, not syrup, watch out for added sugar)
2 teaspoons cider vinegar.
2 tablespoons water.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200°C
Empty the cans of apple into a saucepan with the cider vinegar, water, mixed spice & apple. Leave to simmer on a medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
Once it's heated & has started to thicken slightly, take it off the heat, and put it through a sieve (don't push on it) and leave it to drip, in the sieve on top of the saucepan, whilst you prep the pastry.
This part bit might come across as complicated (i'm not good at describing) but I promise it's not.
Take a long sheet of pastry, cut in half to make a square. One square makes one pie roll. Place one half to the side. Take the other square half and gently brush the butter or oil over, cut in half again so it's a long rectangle shape. Like so:
Next, take a tablespoon of the apple mixture place it at the end of the cut pastry sheet, fold in each side and gently roll it down the board, folding in the edges as you go. Like so:
Once you've rolled it to the end seal with a little butter, place the roll onto the top of the other sheet and repeat the process. Once it's rolled in it's second layer of pastry, seal with a little butter, dabbing some onto the ends and outer layer, place onto a greased baking sheet and repeat the process again with the other square half from earlier.
Repeat this until you have your 12 pie rolls on the greased baking sheet (or 11 if you dropped one like I did). Brush a little butter or oil onto the tops.
Then place in the top of the oven for 12-18 minutes until they have turned golden brown, and started to expand slightly. It should look something along these lines:
Leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving. They go very well with toffee sauce, ice cream, single cream, frozen yoghurt and golden syrup. That's just a few suggestions, for the teeny 2PP, have two!
So whilst I've got you all here, I've been awarded the Liebster Blog award by the two very talented bloggers:
Both deserve a big shout out as both are on my must read list, so I feel kinda honored that they chose to nominate me. Before I flutter off into big ego land, I highly suggest you take a look at these guys blogs. Miss messy takes beautiful pictures that make me drool (Check out the sticky pecan tart) and Laurie's Cravings, this girl knows how to get me craving some healthy food (A must see: Jalapeno Jelly and Brie Crescent Bites). Her blog is such a great help, especially with my diet the way it is. Check them both out!
The rules of this award are:
1. Thank your nominator (and link back!).
2. Nominate 5 other blogs, with less than 200 followers and post a comment on each blog letting them know they have been given the award.
3. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
These are the guys I'd love to nominate:
Check them all out, their blogs are fantastic =] See yah next time!
I was also nominated for The Addictive Blog Award from Katy, a fellow weight watcher! (If you're reading this Katy, could you email me again with your blog address.)
The rules are:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link them back.
- Share a little bit about why you started blogging.
- Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
- Nominate up to 10 other bloggers you think are addictive enough to deserve the award.
Okay, A couple of friends told me to start up a separate blog where I could write to my hearts content about food. So I tried it and loved it. I really wanted to connect with other food bloggers and improve my own skills in the process. I've had chats with some really interesting people, all over the world, how can that not be cool!?
I know I've nominated some of these guys before for awards, but the hint is in the title, I find them addictive! I nominate: