There’s something so soothing about heading to the kitchen at the weekend.
There’s time to cook, to savour and enjoy and if your house is anything like mine, more of a chance we can all sit together to eat.
Baked apples sound so simple but it’s a real treat and one all of my clan ‘simply’ love!
- 4 Bramley Apples
- 60g Coconut oil
- 20g Flax seed
- 40g Desiccated coconut
- 40g Ground almond
- 80g Golden sultanas
- I level tsp ground cinnamon
- 100g Muscovado sugar
- 200ml Unsweetened Coconut milk
My cheats Granita couldn’t be any easier. Simply pour the coconut milk into a container and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Pre-heat the oven to 160c.
Remove the cores from each apple and warm the coconut oil gently until it becomes liquid.
Mix all of the remaining dry ingredients together and bind with the coconut oil.
Stuff into the apples where the core was. press down until compact.
Place the apples onto a tray and bake for 45 minutes
Scrape the iced coconut milk until it forms granular shavings
Pop the baked apples onto a plate and serve with the coconut granita!
Inspired by my Mother & Grandmother, cooking has always part of my life.
With over 25-years in the industry, I have won many awards nationally and internationally representing the UK with The Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team.
My career has given me the opportunity to work in high-class establishments in London including The Reform club and Lanesborough Hotel.
I have dedicated my skills to designing and teaching a wide range of culinary courses at the UK’s leading hospitality schools.
These include Butlers Wharf Chef School, Mosimanns, Billingsgate fish school and currently the historic Westminster Kingsway College, where I specialise in teaching private chef courses for International students.
I have taught hundreds of students including many who have extremely successful careers including Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert, author and Iron chef judge Sophie Michell, Sophie Wright cookery author, Chef and food stylist plus Ed Smith of Rocket & Squash – one of London’s top food bloggers.
Publications include six recipes in ‘A Class of Its Own’, articles for CHEF magazine, Tuco University magazine, and online magazines.
In my personal life, I’m a single Mum with a large family of four boys, daughter, granddaughter, a dog, and a cat.