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Savoury “Cream Tea”
Cornish Clotted Cream
I’d have made a Cornish Apple Dappy if there was such a thing! I’ve certainly had plenty of Cornish apples around the place recently and have made the usual things; apple sponge, apple crumble, apple pie, apple sauce etc. so felt like a change.
Apple Dappy is a recipe I have been vaguely aware of for some while but have never got round to trying - but then I’m only 57! Yesterday, however, was the day and let me tell you, it was worth waiting for. The dough is the same versatile recipe I use for numerous recipes (scones, singin’ hinnies, pie crust, dumpings etc. etc.
finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
tbsp Golden Syrup or Honey
4 tbsp sugar
225 g self raising flour OR plain flour and 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
a pinch or two of salt
50 g cold butter or margarine
100 ml milk
2 tbsp light brown sugar
~ Preheat the oven to 375ºC/190ºC/Gas 5.
~ Grease a shallow ovenproof dish.
~ Bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil stirring to melt the butter and sugar and simmer a couple of minutes. Set aside.
~ Make the dough (see method here) and roll out to a rectangle about this thick [ ].
~ Peel and coarsely chop the apples and toss with the light brown sugar.
~ Sprinkle over the dough and roll up, Swiss roll style, starting from a long edge.
~ Cut into thick slices – about this thick [ ] and arrange, cut sides up, in the greased dish.
~ Pour over the syrup and bake till risen, crusty, golden and sticky – 30-35 minutes.
I meant to serve this hot with custard but the car broke down and my real man was so late home we had it lukewarm with clotted cream. I had the leftovers today for lunch pudding.
Savoury Cream Tea
With the dough trimmings and scraps I made myself a small personal scone and today had a sort of savoury cream tea for lunch. I split the scone and filled it with Boursin herb and garlic cream cheese slightly softened with a tad of double cream. I added a little (leftover) spicy tomato sauce and some lovely sweet piccolo tomatoes turned in a simple vinaigrette. Unfortunately I don’t like tea so had to make do with a glass of red.