Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cooking with Apples

Do you enjoy cooking with apples? Are you a partial to a warm apple crumble? Or does an apple tea cake take your fancy? What about apple pikelets? If you answered yes, then you will love these yummy apple recipes from

Apple & Walnut Crumble with Custard

Preparation: 25 minutes | Cooking: 35 minutes | Serves: 4  
Ingredients - CRUMBLE
• 2 ½ cups stewed apples (or 800g can pie apple)
• ¼ cup sultanas
• 1 cup rolled oats
• ½ cup wholemeal plain flour
• 2 tbsp brown sugar
• 2 tbsp dairy free margarine
• 2 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
Ingredients - CUSTARD
• 2 tbsp custard powder (dairy free)
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 cups Vitasoy Calci-Plus
• 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions - CRUMBLE
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Combine the apple with the sultanas and spread over the base of a medium sized ovenproof dish. Combine the oats, flour, and brown sugar in a bowl.

Step 2
In a small saucepan (or a bowl in the microwave) melt margarine and honey together, and then mix this through the oat mixture. Spread over fruit, sprinkle with walnuts and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with custard.
Instructions - CUSTARD
Step 1
Mix custard powder or corn flour with a small amount of Vitasoy Calci-Plus to make a smooth paste. Combine remaining soymilk with sugar in a heavy based saucepan and cook, stirring, until nearly boiling.

Step 2
Add custard powder/corn flour mixture and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Cook this for 1 minute. Add vanilla essence and remove from heat.

This recipe is: • Lactose free • Dairy Free • Vegetarian

 Apple Pikelets

Serves: 4  
 • 300ml Vitasoy Protein Enriched Ricemilk
• 2 1/2 cups (320g) gluten free self-raising flour
• 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
• 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
• 2 tsp lemon juice
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 2 large eggs
• 50g dairy free reduced fat spread, melted, cooled
• 1 large green apple, grated (remove excess juice)
• Cinnamon, to dust
Step 1
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the caster sugar. Stir well.

Step 2
Whisk together the Vitasoy Protein Enriched Ricemilk, lemon juice, vanilla, eggs and 1 tbsp of spread.

Step 3
Combine the ricemilk mixture, flour and apples until smooth. Stand for 5 minutes.

Step 4
Heat a frying pan on low. Lightly grease with the remaining spread. Pour 1/3 cup of batter and cook pikelets until lightly golden. Turn over and cover with a tight fitting lid.

Step 5
Cook for a further 2 minutes and remove. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup.

Apple Tea Cake


Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: - 45 minutes | Serves 10

• 1 ¼ cups fine rice flour
½ cup soy flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ cups Vitasoy Soy Milky Vanilla
2 tsp vanilla essence
60g dairy free spread, melted
1 granny smith apple, peeled, quartered and cut into 3mm thick slices
1 Tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Note: xanthan gum can be purchased in health food stores or in the health food section of major supermarkets.


Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm springform tin. 
Sift flours, bicarb soda, baking powder, xanthan gum and sugar into a large mixing bowl. 
In a small bowl, combine eggs, Vitasoy Soy Milky Vanilla, vanilla essence and melted dairy free spread. Mix until well combined. 
Pour into sifted flours and mix well with a metal spoon until well combined and no lumps. Pour into prepared cake tin. 
Arrange slices of apple in a circular fashion over top of the cake. 
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over top of cake until all used. 
Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until firm to touch and golden brown. Remove from oven, leave to cool on bench for 10 minutes then remove from tin and transfer to wire rack to allow to cool completely.

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Have a lovely day!… Anna