It’s a glorious morning; the sun is shining, I’m surrounded by hungry boys (some borrowed, some home-grown), and we’re feeling in need of a treat. Something quick, decadent and portable, that can be eaten on the lawn with fingers and requires little washing up. Those of you who come here often will know that I don’t feature heaps of baking, but when I do it’s always simple food that requires almost no skill or experience; I know my limits.
A lightening quick post this week, therefore, with a lightening quick dish for Sunshine Apple Crisp. It takes just a handful of minutes but will look as though you have slaved away for much longer – do not disabuse anyone of this notion.
We found puff pastry in the freezer and apples in the fruit bowl; everything else you’ll probably have to hand. You can use different kinds of sugar or different kinds of jam; you can even substitute apples for peaches or pear and it’s equally delicious. Finer chefs than I might peel the fruit, or use a mandolin for finer slices, but I am a slapdash, carefree cook with scant concentration so you won’t see such guidance here.
Eat in the garden where sticky fingers don’t matter and where spilled sugar and pastry crumbs can fall without consequence.
Enjoy, enjoy! … and I’ll see you after the weekend.