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Apple Crumble Cake

Apple Crumble Cake ASome call it coffee cake (hate coffee!), some call it streusel cake (yeah, I like that…), I’ll call it crumble cake (spot on!). Crumble is undoubtedly one of my favourite puddings, and you can make it with whatever fruit you like, although I’ll say classic apple is best. Call me classic, I don’t mind. So of course, this take is straightforward and simple, combining a vanilla and cinnamon sponge with sweet caramelised apple and crunchy golden crumble. It’s like a hug in bowl, well… with plenty of custard it almost is!
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Jaggery & Apple Upside-down Cake

Jaggery & Apple Upside-down Cake

I was first introduced to jaggery by Urvashi from GBBO and since then I’ve always remembered the intense sweetness and unique taste – it’s like eating amber that melts on the tongue. For such a simple product of cane juice, it packs loads of flavour and aroma, and gives the apples on this cake a truly polished shine.
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Apple & Blackberry Crumble

Apple & Blackberry Crumble ANothing says comfort more to me than a bowl of fruit crumble with lashings of warm custard. As the cold weather sets in, snuggling up with a pud like this is sure to warm you up from the inside out!

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Apple Tart

Apple Tart A

Apple tart is a classic, and for that I’ve not messed about with it or tried anything crazy here. Sweet shortcrust pastry, stewed apple filling, caramelised apple topping. That’s it – and it’s delicious!

(In case you’re wondering, the picture was taken just before the final bake.)

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Apple & Blackberry Frangipane Tart

Following on from my first demo at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College I was invited back for another. This time demonstrating a seasonal recipe using the quintessential winter combination: apples and blackberries. I love the structure of this tart; crisp pastry base, spread with sweet fruit jam, topped with moist frangipane and decorated with caramelised apple slices. You don’t have to make the jam, especially if you’re strapped for time, but it does add a really nice touch! The students and teachers enjoyed it alike, now what to make for next time? Click here for the recipe


London Student Magazine

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to an interview at the headquarters of London Student Magazine – for those who don’t know that means the Student Union of the University of London! It was good to be on university grounds again and talk about what I love best with people who share that passion (Helena and Eve – check out her blog here). Below is the video of the interview – I hope you enjoy!


Apple & Cinnamon Cupcakes

This the (new & improved) recipe for the Apple & Cinnamon Cupcakes I made on Series 1 of GBBO. The idea behind them was an apple-based dessert served with custard, hence the apple and cinnamon in the cupcake base and the custard powder in the frosting. Adding fruit to cake recipes is always a bit tricky because too much fruit will produce extra moisture while the cake cooks (preventing it from cooking completely and even causing it to collapse) whilst too little makes you wonder if it was worth adding any at all. The balance is usually rectified by adding more flour to a basic recipe and practising until they’re perfect. Or you could just use a wonderfully crafted recipe already tried & tested… (need I say more?) Click here for the recipe