Apple Tasting Of The South-east


Ingredients For the apple basil granita
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar

  • leaves of 3 sprigs basil

  • 450ml/16fl oz freshly pressed Granny Smith apple juice, or other freshly pressed bottled apple juice

For the ginger ice cream
  • 300ml/½ pint whole milk

  • 300ml/½ pint double cream

  • 2 tbsp chopped candied stem ginger

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 60g/2½oz granulated sugar

  • 5 medium free-range egg yolks

  • pinch salt

For the apple confit
  • 60g/2½oz unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp ground star anise

  • 2 Gala apples, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 Cox's apples, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 orange, finely grated zest only

For the apple charlottes
  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 2 Queen Cox, Royal Snow or Jupiter apples, peeled and chopped

  • ½ vanilla pod, split lengthways

  • 1 tbsp apple brandy

  • 2 small brioches, cut into 1cm x 1cm x 2.5cm/½in x ½in x 1in sticks

For the crumb topping
  • 120g/4½oz plain flour

  • 60g/2½oz soft unsalted butter

  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar

  • 60g/2½oz pecan nuts, chopped

  • pinch ground cinnamon

  • pinch grated nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To serve
  • apricot sauce or apricot jam

  • whipped crème fraîche

  • lavender flowers

  • custard

  • raspberry sauce or jam

  • 4 shards of cinnamon sticks

  • good-quality cider, mulled with cloves and cinnamon


Recipe Uses 100g/4oz Caster Sugar, Leaves Of 3 Sprigs Basil , 450ml/16fl Oz Freshly Pressed Granny Smith Apple Juice, Or Other Freshly Pressed Bottled...

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