The traditional French toast with just sugar and cinnamon is wonderful enough, but adding bananas, ricotta, honey and macadamias can only make it just that much better.
A couple of years ago my youngest son had a great holiday in Tasmania and came back with several bottles of a new cider he’d discovered – Pagan Cider. Since then we always have a few bottles in the fridge, one of which I’m now going to use to try this chicken recipe – guess I’d better make it when he’s coming for dinner.
I think the words – apple, custard, cake – says it all for this recipe and when you add in apricot jam and perhaps a blob of cream, who needs more………..delicious.
If you don’t have the time or the energy to make the pastry shell used in this recipe just use a bought one, but make sure you get one big enough, as you don’t want the filling overflowing in the oven.
My husband loves cabbage so I use it in stir fries, cook it with butter and bacon and basically add it to anything I think it will go with, but I must admit I do have trouble finding interesting way to prepare it. Found this recipe in Mum’s collection and think I’ll try it out on him, it certainly is different.
I like the idea of these puddings as you could prepare them up to the baking stage and then put them in the oven just before you’re ready for dessert. If you don’t like using tinned pears you could poach some fresh pears. I think might actually be really nicer.
As mandarins are now in season I thought it was worth sharing this recipe. Using a ready made pastry case or creating one with pastry sheets would make this as it says ‘a quick dessert for the family’ also for visitors I reckon.