Apple and Vanilla Compote (4)

Its the beginning of the apple season here is the UK and as a member and the Treasurer of our local community orchard i know i can look forward to a bounty of apples over the coming weeks. I am trying to refrain from buying any more cookery books but came across ” Apple” by James Rich in my local charity shop today and it clearly had my name on it. James is the son of a Somerset cider farmer and has a wealth of knowledge about growing and using the fruit. You can be sure there will be quite a few recipes for apples coming your way over the next few weeks. Serve this with granola and yoghurt for breakfast.

Apple Cider Cake (10-12)

A ” secret” recipe from Devon which can be found in ” Food Glorious Food”, based on the ITV series where they searched for Britain’s best recipes. Serve hot as a pudding with clotted cream, custard or ice cream, or cold at tea time.