Baked ApplesSaturday, June 19, 2010
Food painting artwork30 x 30cm acrylic and pen on canvas. Inspired by illustrations of the children's book variety. A giant apple is the sole fruit of this apple tree. James and the Giant Peach?
The meatless meals recipe
1 citrus fruit
1/2 cup dried fruit (sultanas/raisins/currants)
4 teaspoons honey
4 dobs butter (1 teaspoons total)
approx 1 cup water
Juice the citrus and soak the dried fruit in this, squeezing the juice through.
Grease a baking tray with sides or use a baking dish.
Core apples. Score an equator around each one, just to break the skin so it doesn't burst (the skin contracts on cooking). Place the apples on the tray.
Half stuff each apple firmly with the soaked fruit. Put 1 teaspoon of honey in each and then complete stuffing them. Top each with a dob of butter.
Tip any spare citrus juice into the tray and top up with water up to (max) 1/2 cm. This creates a nice juice to serve with and prevents the apples from drying out.
Put in a 180 C/375F oven for 30 mins or until apples have started to brown.
Serves 4 with custard.