Sunday, 16 January 2022

Wrinkly Fruit

 


So what did I do with the wrinkly apples mentioned on the last post?

Well before I had had the chance to read any of your brilliant suggestions they had already been turned into a lovely little afternoon treat to go with a nice cup of coffee.


I peeled them, something I wouldn't normally do to apples, but the wrinkly skin was just too far gone and then lightly stewed them with a couple of sachets of brown sugar from my 'freebies' stash as the homegrown apple in particular was quite tart.


Then I decided to use the last little bit of pastry left over from when I made the pasties, there was less than I thought so I squidged the three inch strip together into a ball and cut it in half, making that into two balls of dough.  These were rolled out to the right sort of size and using some of the paper that the pastry came in I lined my tin and put the circles on top.  The rest of the paper was saved to be used for something similar in future.

The apples were shared out between the two tarts and then I curled the edges over slightly.


Twenty minutes later I had two tarts to top with the last of one of the squirty creams from the fridge.

Another good use of leftovers and more space is appearing in the fridge.

My tea made me a bit more space in the freezer as I had this ready meal.  

The curry tasted gorgeous but the 'no chicken' pieces were a very strange texture.  But it was worth trying, even if only to remind me that sometimes a good homemade vegetable curry is as good if not better than a shop bought one.


Sue xx




14 comments:

  1. So what is you overall judgement on those ready meals. They do differ in quality obvs but would you swap them for home-cooked?

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    1. The ready meal was fine, as I said the curry tasted really nice. The rice was good too, it was just the texture of the 'chicken' pieces that I wasn't keen on. Home-cooked is nearly always preferable but it's sometimes just convenient to have a ready meal in the freezer and this would be very acceptable as an emergency stand-by.

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  2. We mostly make Quorn chunks curry, or just vegetables to use items up.

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    1. I used to eat Quorn chunks, they are a much better texture.

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  3. Good use of the apples and the remains of the pastry.

    God bless.

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  4. Those apple tarts look delicious! I must remember that for a easy but fancy looking dessert! Thanks!

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    1. Mine were a bit slapdash, but they could be made to look much nicer. 😀

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  5. I use Quorn chunks for curry too. The texture is remarkably like tender chicken but without the guilt isn't it, and it cooks so quickly too. Cor...those apple tarts look amazing, Sue, my mouth is watering!

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    1. Yes, I used to use Quorn chunks, much better than whatever it was in this meal.

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  6. You made great use of the apples. Those tarts look delicious!

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    1. They really were, Alan appreciated his surprise afternoon tart. 😀

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