Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Apple Windsor

Some of the best childhood moments were  spent in the backyard of the home.  There was no better time when the weekend rolled around and on a sunny day we could blow up the pool and dad would come out and play with us!  Mum would join us after a few hours, usually with a little table and a chair, a tasty treat and some juice for all the thirsty work of playing with dad...one of our favourites was Apple Windsor with a big scoop of ice cream!  It was always followed by lots of laughs and fun times when lying around in the sun wasn't bad for you and a bowl of deliciousness wasn't frowned upon!

Apple Windsor

  • 4 green apples ('Granny Smiths' for those in Australia), peeled and thinly sliced.
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar, extra
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • A few whole cloves

Topping

  • 60g butter
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of milk

Place prepared apples in a saucepan with 1/4 cup sugar, lemon rind and juice and cloves.  Stir gently, then simmer, covered, for 8 minutes.

Pour hot apples into a buttered, 8 cup round casserole dish.

While apples are cooking, prepare topping: Cream butter and 1/3 cup of sugar until light and creamy.  Beat in vanilla and egg, flour sifted with salt, and then milk.

Spread topping over hot apples, and bake in a moderately hot oven for 40mins, or until topping is cooked through and golden brown.  Serve warm with custard or cream or ice cream!

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