Having been both quite busy over the past few weeks, we did not get to meet for another cooking session but there was still a lovely theme to work with: apples.
Between processing and editing photos for a few clients, and working on my little photography business, I found a bit of time to come up with recipes using apples. The first I share here is for baked apples.
My mother makes some pretty good apple desserts (and a super delicious apple tart!). I particularly love her baked apples. When I came back from Australia, she gave me as a Christmas gift a lovely notebook with her own recipes beautifully calligraphed in purple ink. Only one quarter of the notebook was filled so I could add my own creations in it. When I looked for the baked apples recipe, I figured out my mother must have been daydreaming the day she wrote it (aren't we all food lovers and dreamers!) because she gave me a random list of ingredients but nothing else (all the other recipes are so detailed compared to this one).
So I just added some other flavours I wanted in my baked apples and came up with the rest of the recipe.
The following recipe is also quite delicious the next day for a healthy breakfast, but skip the butter and meringue (unless you are the kind of person who eats indulgent desserts for breakfast, then we should probably be friends!).