Bruleed Apples and French Toast Sandwiches
So easy to turn the breakfast delight into a dessert
Just make sandwiches with Nutella and a Berry Sauce
Soak in a beautiful orange and Coconut custard with a hint of vanilla
Fry in some oil and butter
Top with Ice cream
Poached Apples are always popular
Cooking them in Apple Cider, with some Apple Cider Vinegar for a little sharpness
Reduce the juice down
Turn it into a Caramel Sauce
Pour over the Apples
Top with ice cream
Maybe some nuts showered over
4 cups unfiltered apple cider
¾ cup pure maple syrup
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Pinch of kosher salt
4 large firm baking apples, halved, cored with a melon baller
¼ cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
Bring apple cider, maple syrup, butter, vinegar, and salt
to a simmer in heavy pot over medium-low heat,
stirring to melt butter.
Add apples to pot in a single layer
(you might need to cook in batches
depending on the size of your pot)
Then return liquid to a very gentle simmer.
Cook, turning apples halfway through, until a skewer
(or the tip of a small knife) slides easily through flesh
but apples stay intact, 20–25 minutes; set aside.
cut side up, on a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
Bring liquid in pot to a boil over medium-high heat.
Cook, swirling occasionally,
until reduced to a thick caramel with bubbles that
slowly expand and then pop, 15–20 minutes.
Add cream and stir until sauce is smooth.
brûlée the caramel apples.
Sprinkle cut sides of reserved apples with sugar and caramelize with kitchen torch
(alternatively, you can brûlée them under a hot broiler, about 3 minutes).
I did it in the oven
and dessert was served
For the French Toast, it's easy
Make a sandwich of a good bread
Soak in custard
Dessert is served Madam
Oh this custard is so good, I reckon it would make a wonderful Creme Brulee
400 ml tin Coconut Cream
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 ounce butter (15 grams) butter
Zest of 1 orange
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
150 gms caster sugar
16 slices of an artisan bread, Either make you own like I did or even buy a Brioche loaf
2 tablespoons Nutella
1 cup Frozen Mixed berries
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon arrowroot mixed with a little water
Slowly heat the frozen berries in a pot with the sugar
till they have thawed and bring to a simmer
Mix arrowroot to a paste with a little water
Add to berries
Stir well and cool
Either use Coconut Oil or as in my case...Rice Bran oil with a knob of butter
Put the coconut cream, honey, butter, orange zest and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan
over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil, stirring, and remove from the heat.
quickly to combine.
Using a bread knife, cut into equal size slice
Cut the crust of and lay flat on a board
On another slice spread the berry “jam”
Soak the bread in the custard for at least 10 minutes or until it’s well soaked
when it is sizzling Add the sandwiches
You can make this earlier in the day and reheat
Heat Oven 180C
Place on a baking paper lined tray
Heat for 10-15 minutes
Serve once again with Dob of ice cream
Also I froze the extra
Good for dessert next week I think