September's Country Kitchen is out and I thought I would share with you one of my recipes from my Cooking for One column!
Baked Gingerbread Apple
Although this apple dessert takes a while to cook, the preparation time is minimal and therefore worth the effort. It is a lovely treat for a cold autumn evening by the fireside with a mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Serves 1, preparation time 5 minutes, cooking 50 – 60 minutes
1 large cooking apple, cored
1 slice of gingerbread, crumbed
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp raisins or sultanas
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp water
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190C/375F. Using a sharp knife, score a line around the apple. This will prevent the apple skin from splitting during cooking. Place the apple in an oven proof dish, mix together the gingerbread crumbs, ground ginger and raisins and fill the centre of the apple with the mixture. Spoon the golden syrup over the apple and add the water to the dish. Bake in the oven for 50 - 60 minutes until the apple is soft. Serve with cream or custard if you wish.