Apple Turnover

Such a simple recipe…am making some again today

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Pack Puff Pastry

Tin Pie Apple

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Depending on the size you want..cut pastry into 2 or 4….Use a sharp knife..

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Place spoonful of pie apple in centre and fold over…Cut slit in pastry to let steam escape when baking

Place on baking tray…can paint with beaten egg, or just leave as is, as when cold dust liberally with icing sugar, so the glaze does not really show… Bake 200C..hot oven 25 minutes or until golden.

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Cool, split and fill with whipped cream, and dust liberally with icing sugar

Can be decorated with poured icing design if wished.

I just love them with an icing sugar dusting

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Pancake Cases..Strawberry tarts

Pancakes made in muffin tins. Only fill the tin 1/2 full and it will create the crater when it bakes. Fill with fresh berries! Bake at 400 degrees for 15 mins. Here is my video guide on how to do this step-by-step. http://youtu.be/oWXLR-OZ4Rg

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Make a pancake batter and half fill Muffin tins.

Bake 180 20 mins until golden..the batter will rise into a mould case.

Fill with any fruit or filling….stewed strawberries….

Serve with freshly whipped cream

Banana Bread Cake

Making Banana Bread is simple. Simply add bananas to the bread recipe when cooking in the oven or the bread maker.

Here is a different technique..one that uses a Bundt Pan and Nutella for a chocolate flavour.

You can also make small bread rolls with the same recipe, or make muffins.

Bundt Pan Cakes

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Ingredients

  • 2 Boxes Pillsbury or your Favorite Banana Quick Bread Mix
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • TO ADD NUTELLA
  • 1 cup of reserved batter after mixing ingredients above
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Powdered Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2+ tsp Water or Milk adjusted to your desired consistency

Instructions

Add the first four ingredients together in a nice size bowl probably whatever you mix your usual cake batter in will be perfect. No hand mixer needed at all, the batter comes together really nicely. Mix until batter is smooth and all ingredients are completely blended.

Scoop off about 1 cup of the batter and set aside, then pour the mixing bowl of batter into a VERY WELL GREASED OR SPRAYED WITH NON-STICK COOKING SPRAY bundt pan.

Now take the cup of batter you set aside and start adding Nutella to it. I heated my nutella a little bit at a time in the microwave to make it easier to work with. Use more nutella if you like it very chocolate and mix the two ingredients thoroughly. The batter is now dark, rich and chocolate looking.

Drop tablespoons of the Nutella Cake Batter onto the top of the batter in the bundt pan. I chose to do about four different spots of the chocolate mix and once that is dropped into the batter you can take a butter knife and reach into the circle of chocolate and swirl it around a little. A little down so it will go through the depth of the cake. A little to the left, a little to the right, well you get the idea. I didn’t want it to all be chocolate I wanted to see the swirls so I kept the swirls kind of small.

Place the bundt pan in the pre-heated oven at 400 degrees and bake for about 40 minutes depending on your oven.

After baking, let the cake cool a little, turn bundt pan over and release the cake onto a large enough plate or tray.

Add your glaze as much or little as you like it.

Delicious served still warm from the oven or all cooled off!