APPLE ROSE TARTS

                        

                        

Hiya m'lovelies!

The sayin' goes, 'an apple a day, keeps the doctor away'. Sometimes, eating an apple normally, is sooo boring. So, let's spice thangs up a lil' by baking some yummy goods. Here's my recipe I use to make these amazing apple rose tarts which are super tasty and mega instagrammable (is that a real word yet?). I served this warm, with vanilla ice cream as a little Sunday treat, but I have seen people use these for pie and cake decorations which looks totally awesome.

First things first, make your pastry! See my blog post for easy peasy pastry for the pastry structure for your roses. >>> http://thatgeordiegirlsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/easy-peasy-pastry.html <<< HOWEVER! DO NOT BAKE THE PASTRY YET! You need your pastry base to be a dough and it will bake with your apples once the roses are formed.

Ingredients:
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Your ready made easy peasy pastry base

2 large cored apples of your choice (I used pink ladies and baking apples)

2 large free range eggs

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1/2 UK cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 UK cup melted butter (additional for baking ramekins)

4 teaspoons room temperature water

Icing sugar to dust

Method:
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Step one: Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees C. If your too young to use the oven alone, please ask an adult to help you! Butter your ramekins ready and then sprinkle with the brown sugar. Place to one side whilst you assemble your masterpieces!

Step two: Take cored apples and cut in half and proceed to slice thinly for a Terry's chocolate orange segmented shape (hashtag, no ad). Again, ask an adult if your a wee bairn, as knives are canny sharp.

Step three: Place your apple slices in single layers on a microwavable plate for 40-50 seconds, depending on microwave power. Then, once softened, cover with cling film.

Step four: Roll your pre-made pastry into a sheet to the thickness of a 50p. Cut 3 inch by 12 inch strips from the pastry (Again, ask an adult for assistance if your a young'un) .

Step 5: Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Brush melted butter over pastry strips and sprinkle 1/2 the mixture of sugar and cinnamon evenly on the pastry strips.

Step 6: Unwrap your apple slices from the cling film and place them lengthwise on the long side of your pastry strip, about 0.25 inches above the edge of the strip whilst overlapping slightly. Quite technical, I know but try not to get frustrated, it's totally worth it, I promise!

Step 7: Fold the bottom half of the pastry over the apple slices without covering the tops of the apples arches. These will create the pretty rose petal effect, so you kinda need to keep these uncovered.

Step 8: Beat the egg and water in a bowl (don't be numpty and place it in the same bowl as the sugar and cinnamon. Please use a new bowl, it makes life so much easier!) and brush the mixture over the pastry. Proceed to sprinkle 1/4 of the sugar and cinnamon over the egg wash.

Step 9: Start rolling your pastry and apple combination by beginning at the end of the dough and roll the dough until your strips begin to resemble a rose shape and seal with the opposite end of the dough strip.

Step 10: Place your roses into the ramekins and place into the oven. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

Step 11: Remove from oven when well browned and place on cooling rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes (carefully!).

Step 12: Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve warm or cool. Totes your choice.


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There you have it my little chicks! Amazing autumn goodies for you's to play around with! Please leave a comment down below if you've made these using this recipe and tweet me with a pic over on twitter @geordiegirlblog

Happy baking you beautiful people! 

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