The GBBO finale was exciting, wasn't it? :) Nadiya did so well, I'm glad she won! Must add mille feuilles to my list with things to bake..
So, a few days ago, I came across a video on Facebook.
I think that's about the cutest thing I've ever seen <3 and it looks easy enough to bake. My mom received apples from a very good friend, so... Ready, get set, BAAKKKEE! :D
I have to admit, they came out of the oven prettier than when they got in. I had a right laugh baking them. It's more work than you'd imagine! For example..
|Apple slices.. sort of.. OTL|
Cutting apple slices isn't very.. Easy to do. Especially when they need to be very thin! I can recommend using a special slicer (add to shopping list).
Being the last-minute baker that I am :D I noticed that I had no apricot ham in the fridge. No problem, I will use something very dear to me: MAPLE SYRUP! I love maple syrup. I can't imagine my life (or pancakes) without maple syrup <3 It's a shame that it's so expensive in Holland (logical though), but I always have a jar in the kitchen.
|*singing a lullaby for the apples* :D|
So, onto the fluffy pastry, we place the maple syrup, apple slices and cinnamon. I added a pinch of vanilla sugar too. Cover it up, roll over (careful) and place it into a buttered cupcake tin. Which is a brilliant idea; it holds the form perfectly!
The first thing I thought was: I should probably bake these for Halloween, they look like zombie hands coming from the grave. But they smell so wonderfull and I had a right laugh baking these. Into the oven they go, time to make a wish :)
|Close up; aren't they cute? <3|
Like I said, they looked worse when they went into the oven. I think they look quite good and well-baked! Add icing sugar for decoration, and perhaps a bit of whipped cream :) I'll try it again in a few months, and see how it goes then!
Not unimportant to mention: THEY TASTE SO GOOOOOD <3
Later today, I'm baking one of my favourite desserts. Stay tuned for the next post, while I enjoy a snack :)