About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Frugal Living. Recipe, Apple Dappy.

I call this a frugal recipe as it takes so little ingredients, swells up large and doesnt even need an egg. You can jazz it up as much as you like or leave it as plain as you like.

Ricks Favourite dessert at the moment...

Basic Mix
8oz S/R flour.
2oz Cooking Marg
1 teaspoon Baking Powder.
Couple tablespoons of sugar.
One chopped apple, peel on.
Milk to mix.

Put flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl, rub in marg to breadcrumb consistency. Mix to a stiff dough with the milk.
Roll out as you would pastry, sprinkle with the chopped apple, some sultanas if you have some or anything else that takes your fancy really.
Roll up gently.
Cut into inch wide slices and put in a greased dish. sprinkle top with sugar.

At this point, you can just gently bake it and have it with custard. It will rise and fill out a lot...

But I make a little sugar syrup, just two spoonfuls of brown sugar with hot water and pour it over , it will then give you a nice sticky toffee type bottom... I also add a big handful of coconut to the topping as Rick loves coconut...

It cooks really quick in a med hot oven, just around 10 mis or so... so watch it carefully!

I've made it with kiwis when I had a glut, and jam when we were broke... its very adaptable.
This recipe will feed four easily with some left over...
Its good cold too...