– 2 apples
– 1 puff pastry
– 3 tbsp of apricot jam
– 6 tbsp of vanilla sugar
– 1 tbsp or butter
– 1 lemon
– icing sugar (for decoration)
Preheat your oven 15mn before at 180.
First you are going to cut your apples like you would normally do for an apple pie. Do not peel the apples, just wash the apples before and that is it. We need the colour of the skin to create that rose effect.
Once cut put your apples in a bowl with the lemon juice and add a table spoon of vanilla sugar.
Now you have two options, you can put it in the microwave for 1 mn or if you don’t have one (like me!) use a sauce pan. Just add a table spoon of butter and a bit of water. Leave it for 2-3 minutes until the apples are nice and glossy.
There comes the fun part. Take your puff pastry and divid it in 4 big slices. In a bowl mix your apricot jam with a bit of water and with a Pastry brush (or a spoon, that’s ok!) just put it all along every slice of your puff pastry.
Once it’s done you can place your apple slices all along one side of every slice. Make sure it is pop in out a little bit. Then add another table spoon of vanilla sugar all the way over your apples slices and roll over he other part of your puff pastry.
Take one side now and roll until you create the Rose. Make sure it is tight and secure and place it either in a cupcake pan (if you have one big enough) or a baking sheet on the top of a baking tray will be as good. Don’t forget to pour some vanilla sugar all over your roses before baking, that will add a nice golden and crispy texture.
If you want to go even more fancy you can take another pastry brush and mix an egg yog with a bit of water and put it all over your roses. Some people like it, other may hate it but I have tried both and both are great so it is worth mentioning. Your roses will be more golden and more puffy. Don’t forget your vanilla sugar on top, you still need it !
Bake it for 30 to 45 minutes slowly at 160, it depends on your oven. Once they are nice and golden it means that it is ok. Keep an eye, the slices of apples pop in out tend to burn quickly.
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon white sugar + 1 of Vanilla Sugar
2 large eggs (already beaten)
25 grams butter (melted and cooled)
300 ml milk
225 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon of Vanilla exctract
Of course butter for frying as well
How to do it
1. Mix all together in the bowl of an electric batter and mix. But if you are mixing by hand add by order. Mix all dry ingredients first and then the wet, add milk last.
2. Pour mix in a jug, which is a much easier way to control the amount you want to put in your fry pan.
3. Pancakes are really easy peasy, grease your pan than pour a tiny amount (when I said tiny you decide what size you want, but remember they expand a lot) then when one side is blistering and bubbling just flip it and cook the other side.
4. Eat! It’s Pancake day ! With that recipe I can do around 12 huge pancakes or 18 medium size one. Add butter, fruit, maple syrup, sugar or lemon.
Chocolate Chips Cookie Recipe
This Recipe is actually a recipe I have filmed and post on my youtube Channel!
I thought it was a really nice “first” post to start with. Who doesn’t like Cookies anyway! And trust me with that recipe you can win the heart of a lot of people so below you have the ingredients and I am also going to link you the video so you can follow step by step how to make them.
Youtube Video link : http://youtu.be/MbhQxlg1rVo
Pre heat oven at 250° – Bake at 205° – 9mn of cooking
250g Soft butter
125g Brown Sugar
125g Caster Sugar
1 tbsp of Vanilla Sugar
1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
2 pinch of salt
2 medium eggs
400g of flour
3 pinch of baking soda
100g of milk chocolate chips
100G of dark chocolate chunk