So it really feels like autumn now, brighter mornings and darker nights, a slight chill in the air and the autumnal colours starting to show. I love autumn and look forward to embracing the changes at this time of year and I hope my recipes for have reflected this, so let’s look back over Feastforfamines’ October recipes…
First stop and a place very close to my heart was Sri Lanka for the Inspired by Sri Lanka – Prawn and Yellow Lentil Curry with Cheats Pol Sambola, I really loved the earthiness the roasted spice mix added to this curry along with the freshness of the Pol Sambal, you could keep even omit the prawns in this recipe and make it vegan and I think it would still taste just as good.
Next stop was a burst of colour with the Inspired by Hungary – Orange Pepper and Paprika Soup, perfect for warming you up on a cold day, whilst making sure you get a good dose of much needed vitamin C.
Long walks and lazy brunches are some of the things I like to do in autumn, as well as looking out for seasonal produce and pears always make me think of autumn so created this: Inspired by France – Healthier Baked French Toast with Pears, Walnuts and Honey, a healthier alternative on a French classic, you could also use other fruits such as apples, plums etc and add a dollop of creme fraiche for extra deliciousness.
Last stop in October was to Canada for the Inspired by Canada – Maple Syrup and Pecan Candy Apples, a twist on the classic Halloween/Bonfire Night treat!
Remember all recipes are created for you not only to enjoy, but to also raise awareness of the struggles countries around the World face on a daily basis, so if you would like to make a donation to Save The Children who are working everyday to support children around the World, please visit my just giving page by clicking the link Just Giving for more information.
So where will we go next? Come back on Monday to find out!
See you soon!
I love autumn and all things autumnal especially Halloween and Bonfire Night, makes me think of big pots of chilli, chunky tomato soup and of course toffee apples. But if you want to try something different with even more crunch, try these Inspired by Canada – Maple Syrup and Pecan Candy Apples – yummy!
Makes: 8 Candy Apples
Cook: 15 – 30mins (including coating time), plus at least two hours cooling time.
Ingredients: 8 Granny Smith apples, 400g golden caster sugar, 4 tbsp. maple syrup, 100g Pecan Nuts Crushed, 100ml of water, 1 tsp. vinegar.
- Blanch your apples in boiling water to remove any waxy coating, dry throughly and pop a wooden skewer firmly into the top of each apple and leave to one side
- Now make your coating by placing the sugar in a pan with 100ml of water, cook for 5 – 10mins on a medium heat stirring continuosly until all the sugar has dissolved and there are no lumps or grains of sugar left
- Add the vinegar and maple syrup and turn the heat up so it starts to boil and at ‘hard crack stage’, this should only take a few minutes but to test your mixture is ready try testing a little in some cold water, if it sets hard straight away it’s ready, if not leave on the heat for a few more minutes more, then when ready turn off the heat and work quickly to coat the apples
- This can be quite a messy job so place your apples on some parchment paper so that this catches any drips, (as the mixture and pan is very hot I would not recommend doing this part with little ones), now start coating your apples by using the skewer to turn the apples in the pan, tipping the pan when needed and making sure you coat the whole apple, continue to do this with all eight apples
- Sprinkle the crushed Pecans over the top of the apples and leave to cool for at least two hours or overnight
Remember all recipes are created for you not only to enjoy, but to also raise awareness of the struggles these countries face on a daily basis, so if you would like to make a donation to Save The Children who are working everyday to support children around the World, please visit my just giving page by clicking the link Just Giving for more information.
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