Hello! I'm going to be doing Vegan MoFo ( Month of Food ) this month !
It's suddenly turned cold over the last three days , sunny with a slight nip! Last night Pauly my sweet toothed fiancée was after something to satisfy him after a Sunday Roast lunch and while he was reading The Gruffalo to Opeie I decided to whip up some baked apples & vanilla pod custard with the apples I'd bought from Attingham Park the day before .
Per heat the oven to the highest setting .
1 or 2 apples per person
3 table spoons your favourite fruit &nut mix, I used Tescos Luxury fruit mix , ground almonds , sliced almonds and Brazil nuts that I bashed up in a bag . ( all nuts GoodnessDirect.co.uk)
1 table spoon cinnamon per apple ( you could add all spice if you have it)
Pinch of salt
1/2 table spoon coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar per apple
Get a zip lock bag put nuts, fruit , spice, Sugar & salt and shake it around to combine .
Scoop out the centres of the apples and stuff the centres with the fruit mixI normally put them in a le cruset type dish and spoon the extra around the base .
Pop in the oven for 25 mins on a medium shelf, but 5 mins before they finish move to the top shelf to brown them!
1 pint almond milk
1 vanilla pod ( I buy mine from eBay 50 pods for around £12)
2 tablespoons good old Birds custard powder.
2 or 3 table spoons raw sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
Mix the Birds Custard Powder & 1 tbsp of sugar together with 3 tbsp milk to a paste .
Put the milk in a pan wait for milk to get Luke warm and add the paste , then whisk for a while and slowly add everything else . Keep whisking by hand until thick !
It's such a lovely treat and not that bad for you ! If you don't want the sugar leave it out of the apples , and have Coyo instead of custard for a healthier option !
If your feeling extra cold try a cup of roobios tea! Lovely !