I don’t know about you, but in our house we tend to steer clear of eating dessert every night. Really it’s because I could easily eat an entire tub of ice cream if I was having dessert and even the most indulgent of us know, that doing that every night maybe isn’t the best decision. Sunday’s however are different. Sunday nights seem to be the perfect dessert night.
For me Sunday’s usually mean spending a bit of time in the kitchen whipping up something for dinner. Especially as the nights get darker, slow cooked stews, casseroles and curry’s, roast dinners and lovingly cooked hunks of meat take over from the fresher fair of summer. With that change comes the need for dessert. Because there is nothing more satisfying that finishing a hearty autumnal meal with some delicious dessert.
As a result of this habit I am getting quite good at last minute Sunday night desserts. And this Sunday was no different. I decided that with some excess apples in the house the time was right to make an Apple Galette.
One of the simplest of all desserts. Ok I made mine with puff pastry but you can use normal pastry or buy puff pastry so actually its pretty simple. And delicious – especially with custard.
I will try and share more Sunday desserts as I have been on a reasonably successful run of late – I have a sticky toffee pudding that I need to recreate – it was so good – so I will definitely do that and share. But in the meantime why not take heart in this lovely Apple Galette.
4 Apples – I did a mixture of Cox and Braeburn
1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp Demerara sugar ( you can use less but I was craving something super sweet)
350g puff pastry ( or shortcrust)
Custard to serve
- Preheat your oven to 180C Degrees
- Peel and core your apples, then slice evenly
- Place in a bowl and add sugar and cinnamon and mix
- Roll out your pastry into a large circle, you want the dough to be about 5mm thick
- Pour your apple mixture into the centre of the pastry and then fold the edge up and around ( I folded bit by bit at diagonals to ensure the apple was inclosed)
- Sprinkle 1/2tbsp of demerara sugar over the pastry and place on a baking sheet
- Bake in the oven for 1hr until golden (turn the pastry half way through – well if you have an uneven cooking oven!)
And that is it. All it needs is a bit of warm custard to finish it off. A Sunday night dessert of dreams.
More desserts coming soon. I promise. It is cold after all and we all know baking is the antidote to cold days.