It's a very rare occasion that we eat dessert in this household. More to do with Mother's waistline anxiety than anything else.
But sometimes during the cooler months we like to partake in a little warming treat. Something sweet, gooey and warm. Caramel Dumplings are probably the all-time favourite, served with custard and cream.
But this week we tried something different. Not a pressing desire to sample Clafoutis, but more that we happened to have all the required ingredients on hand. And it contains five Red Delicious Apples,
health food in anybody's book.
The apples are peeled, cored, chopped,
then caramelised in brown sugar and butter.
What's not to love so far.
A batter somewhat resembling a thick pikelet mix is then made and poured over the caramelised apples placed in a suitable dish, then baked.
The batter rises, lifting the apples upward, shouting their healthiness in the process.
Served with custard and fresh cream, it gained the tick of approval from the hungry hordes.