vendredi, mars 12, 2010

Moelleux aux Pommes et aux Amandes

Moelleux aux pommes et aux amandes

Getting snowed in is like having a bit of my fantasy fulfilled. Which one? The one about not being able to access a grocery shop or supermarket for a few days and having to use up my WW3 food stock. Not the one where I find myself in a room occupied by 10 h...

Though 2 days were not enough, I barely used up even 1% of what I have. Still, I felt that I was right to have stocked up and when I was free to shop for food again, I went to 3 supermarkets and bought more than 250 euros worth of food.

This means that I do not have enough space in my kitchen for the extra foodstuff. It took me a good hour to clear away my purchases and I still have 2 big Reinette apples (among other things) from a long time ago not being able to return to their tomb place in the fridge. Time to eat them, I suppose.

I made a dozen little Moelleux aux Pommes et aux Amandes. And a fruit salad (lychees, strawberries, kiwis and peaches) to go with it. Doesn't it sound quite healthy for once?

Moelleux aux Pommes et aux Amandes :

150g Sugar
3 Eggs
100g Butter (melted and slightly cooled)
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 Tsp ground Cinnamon
100g Flour
50g ground Almonds
2 Reinette Apples (peeled and cut into small pieces)
Sliced Almonds

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Butter the muffin tray.

Sprinkle the cinnamon (and if you wish, a little Calvados) on the cut apples.

Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together till thick and fluffy.

Beat in the melted and cooled butter. The batter should become thick and creamy.

Gently fold in the flour and ground almonds. Followed by the spiced apples.

Fill up the muffin tray (2/3 way).

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and sprinkle some sliced almonds on top of each moelleux. Return them to the oven for another 5-8 minutes.

Hub complained that 1) it's not good for his diet and 2) it's not French patisserie! But who ate at least 5 of those moelleux aux pommes in the evening when he was watching Bladerunner?

Tomorrow the family will ski at Monte Cimone without me - so that I could wash clothes, get dinner ready etc when they come home. And then attend the Unicef Gala dinner with Hub. I'm going to freeze in my new lacy black dress. Hub wouldn't hear anything about a cashmire sweater and a pair of woollen pants.

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