Friday, 30 October 2015

A Productive Day


Yesterday I finally got round to prepping the Bramleys harvested last weekend.  I was going to do it much earlier in the week but I cut the base of my thumb opening, of all things, a bottle of sparkling water.  There was a nasty piece of plastic sticking out on the thread of the bottle that I didn't notice until I twisted the top off with full force and it got me!!

So apple prepping was put off for a few days as I knew it would sting, as I worked my way through the huge pile of apples yesterday I managed to get right to the last half a dozen before the cut opened up and yes .... boy oh boy did it sting  :-(

Still I managed to get them all cooked down, into jars and then canned, so they should last us for quite a while.  I added some cinnamon to this batch and used up some powdered sweetener I found in the cupboard in place of sugar.  I'm trying to rationalise what I have in my cupboards and odds and sods of what I won't be buying again are being used rather than wasted.

The jars are just waiting to be labelled and then they will be added to the stash of chutneys, pickles and jams in the cupboard. 


Talking of jams I got fed up with all the little pots and half jars of jam in the fridge this week, so the other day I whipped up a few simple Jam Turnovers.  A totally cheaty, but delicious snack, I managed to eat my way through two last night but the others I stashed in the freezer.


I have another sheet of 'yellow stickered' ready rolled pastry to use up, so the half jar of Apple Sauce will make another batch of turnovers today.  I usually make them triangular, hence the filling being off centre in the top picture but decided at the past minute to go rectangular, purely because they fit better in my freezer box that way.

Ready rolled pastry, a dollop of jam .... I'll never win the Great British Bake Off will I ... but then again I'd never enter ... even Nigella Lawson has admitted that she doesn't have the precise baking skills needed for the competition these days, so I'm in good company :-)

Have a good weekend everyone, if I can push Lovely Hubby of the computer for a while, I'll be back with another post on Sunday.

Sue xx

14 comments:

  1. GBBO is a show that I have been enjoying fir years.Loooooooooove it.

    Sorry about your finger. Your bakes look great.

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  2. Very productive , I know what you mean about half jars of jam i usually have at least two , When it gets to that stage i usually make jam tarts xxx

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  3. Is that puff pastry? I've never used that before, I've been wanting to try some using my frozen apples as I hate making pie crust. Jan

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    1. It is :-). And it's very easy to use and handy to have stashed in the fridge or freezer.

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  4. I don't like making pastry much I always grab it when it is reduced, I suppose the turnovers could be made up, and froze uncooked as well?

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    1. Yes I would work that way too ..... but then you don't get to eat one , or two before they get frozen :-)

      They do thaw out very quickly when they are ready cooked.

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  5. The turnovers look delicious. You've been very busy again. I hope your thumb is soon back to it's original condition. Injuries like that are a nuisance when it comes to kitchen activities. X

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  6. Amazing how something so simple like jam turnovers taste so delicious! Keep it simple I say!

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  7. Ouch! I would have to freeze those turnovers, or I'd have them all eaten in a couple of days. Yummy.

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  8. DH has just offered to move in with you for a while, handyman services in return for being fed jam turnovers!
    I'm a rubbish pastry chef, and can even destroy the ready rolled variety, so pastry is a rare occurrence in this house.
    If you want a super fluffy souffle or a light as air cake, I'm your woman, but pastry....no chance!

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  9. Hope your finger heals quickly. Jam turnovers sound great! Daughter's friend is supposed to come over tomorrow and they are planning to make me an apple pie! I get to show them how to make pastry from scratch. Maybe I'll make a bit of extra dough and make some jam tarts!

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  10. Any thing apple flavoured gets my vote! They look yum!

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