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.