Saturday 11 October 2008

Fiona's Book, Margaret's Guernsey Gache, & Envy

The lovely Fiona has a great new book out, How
to Start & Run a Petsitting Business. I love the cover of this and knowing a couple of people at work I think will be interested in this, I shall definately be recommending it to them.

Sorry to those of you on diets (I'm on one too - please see pic below to understand why) but Pat wanted to know a little more about my mother-in-law's Guernsey Gache Melee recipe (sorry, I spelt it wrong yesterday), so here it is.

You need: 1lb apples, 1/2lb Self-raising flour, 4oz suet, 4oz sugar, 1 cup milk, sprinkling of light brown sugar.

Mix the flour, suet, sugar and milk together, add the finely chopped apples and stir them in, pour the mixture into a greased bowl (I use a shallow one that's about 2 inches deep and sprinkle the light brown sugar over the top. Place into a pre-heated oven (170 degrees) and leave for about an hour, or at least until golden brown on top. To feed my crew and get rid of as many apples as possible, I double the amounts. Here is the traditional recipe for you, which includes eggs & cinnamon.

Just before I trot off to the shed, I thought I should share JJ's post. To say that I'm green with envy at her sister's incredible good fortune would be a drastic understatement. Have a great weekend.


HelenMWalters said...

It sounds yummy. And it has apples in, and therefore must be healthy and not at all fattening :)

Beth said...

4oz sugar, right, not 40? THAT might be fattening!

I'm with helenmh. Apple stuff is good for you!

Troy said...

I can't cook. Do you do home deliveries?

Yvonne said...

Oh that sounds wonderful, must try that recipe sometime.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - ooh if only it wasn't fattening, I'd love some right now, but am being v good with my diet.

b - opps, thanks for that! I've changed it now to 4oz:)

east anglian troy - sorry, too far to go. To be honest, I'm not the best cook either.

yvonne - it is very tasty and if I can make it, it has to be quick and easy to do.

Lane Mathias said...

That sounds totally delicious! Thank you:-)

Anonymous said...

Ill have to try that! and YES! Im on yet another diet...which I may break at any second!

DJ Kirkby said...

Never mind her sister's good fortune, imagine being able to do an 'Asian' book tour! Now that make me green with envy. I am busily stewing apples and freezing it ready for quick apple crumble filling in the winter. I think I will make some dried apple rings too as they keep for months and are actually quite yummy, or so I tell N3S!

DAB said...

Nice receipe. Yum Yum TFX

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting my blog debs. I have just jotted down the recipe and am going to make it for lunch today. We have a ton (exaggerating!) of fallen apples. Will keep you posted on how it turns out.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

lane - I wasn't sure when R told me about it, but it does taste good.

motherx - you should try it, it's tastier than it looks.

dj kirkby - oh yes, wouldn't that be fun. Mind you, having a published book to tour with would be a good start for me.

Yum, apple rings.

tom foolery - it is rather yum, especially with cream.

the weaver of grass - how lovely that you're making it today, I hope you like it.

Pat Posner said...

Oooh, thanks, Debs
It really does sound yummy and I'm going to make it in the week. I quite fancy it with home-made ice cream!
For those on a diet - vegetarian suet isn't as fattening and neither is dairy free ice cream.

Jenny Beattie said...

Debs, that recipe sounds fantastic. I'm going to try it. Thanks for the link: I'm still GREEN.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

pat posner - oh yum, homemade icecream, I've never made that before, I really should give it a go.

jj - I hope you like it.

I'm stil green too, lucky girl your sister is. So unfair.