Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple & Rhum Turnover

A lovely treat for a nice autumn day with some  apples that I harvested from my garden . 

A moment with Jane

Such opposition, as these feelings produced, was more than Anne could combat. Young and gentle as she was, it might yet have been possible to withstand her father's ill-will, thought unsoftened by one kind word or look on the part of her sister; but lady Russell, whom she had always loved and relied on, could not, with such steadiness of opinion, and such tenderness of manner, be continually advising her in vain. She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it. But it was not a merely selfish caution, under which she acted, in putting an end to it. Had she not imagined herself consulting his good, even than her own, she could have given up. The belief of being prudent, and self-denying, principally for his advantage, was her chief consolation under the misery of a parting, a final parting; and every consolation was required, for she had to encounter all the additional pain of opinions, on his side, totally unconvinced and unbending, and of his feeling himself ill used by so forced a relinquishment. He had left the country in consequence.

Persuasion - Jane Austen (1818)

Apple & Rhum Turnover

Ingredients :
3 apples ( peeled, cored & sliced)
50g raisins
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp gound  cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice
1tsp Rum
300g puff pastry
1 egg yolk & 1 tsp spoon of milk for egg wash
icing sugar for topping


1) Preheat oven to 180°C . In a deep cooking pan , add in sliced apples , sugar raisins, rum & enough water to cover the apples . Cook the apples on medium high heat for 8 to 10 mins . Drain apples , add in lemon juice & cinnamon . Mix well .

2) Roll out the puff pastry on a clean surface & cut it into trinagles just as shown below . Add a spoon pull fo cooked apples & raisins .


3) Brush water around the edges of the puff pastry  with some water , fold  as shown below & using a fork to seal it  . Brush egg wash over the puff pastry & bake for 15 to 20 mins till golden brown .  Sprinkle some icing sugar over them before serving or custard sauce ..... YUM  

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