Monthly Archives: October 2011
The Pink Whisk Challenge has been such a fabulous success with lots of you sharing your best apple recipe Here they are in all their appley glory!
The winners of the Cake International Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Renshaws are
Kathleen M, Claire J and Zoe A
who each win a pair of tickets valid for any one day of the show
All winners have been notified by email and no further correspondence will be entered into.
It’s so much easier to for me to think sweet treats for Halloween – but why not try these lovely chicken bacon and leek Halloween pies, you can also use this recipe to make a large family pie. Once you get to grips with the glaze idea you’ll be using it on all sorts of things!
For cake pops you need a little bit of patience, they’re not tricky but they do have a fair few steps to them. For me that means they need to be made for a special occasion! Halloween in our house comes a close to Christmas in the fun stakes – costumes, face painting, scary house decorating and generally having fun it what it’s all about for me (nevermind the boys!) If you’re having a party or want to do something different for your trick or treaters then these are just the thing.
So to kick off The Pink Whisk October Challenge here’s my apple recipe for Toffee Apple Tart.
150g plain flour
65g butter, cold
25g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
enough water to combine (2 -3 tablespoons)
70g fresh breadcrumbs (about 2 slices of fresh bread, blitzed)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2-3 large apples
(unpeeled my apples weigh about 550g, you will need enough apple that when peeled, cored and diced will cover the top of your tart case.
October sees the start of a new monthly Pink Whisk baking challenge – there’s so many lovely recipes and lots of great baking out there I thought it was time you shared it with me (you could win yourself a great prize too – but more on that in a minute!)
At the start of each month I will set a baking challenge based around a seasonal ingredient, and also reserve the right to throw in something random occasionally too (probably glitter!)
October’s challenge is Apples – still bountiful at this time of year and I’m always looking for great recipes to use them up.