Home tomorrow already. It’s not fair.
So the landlord brought us some apples from his friend’s tree – great big Russets. They were so big I thought they would be mushy but they were firm with a really good sourish flavour. Continuing the enriched dough theme it had to be apple brioche.
I was going to just slightly soften apple chunks in cider but they collapsed in less than a minute so I added the honey and boiled it down a bit and substituted the reduction for the milk. It’s empty the cupboard time so some left over ground almonds went in with the flour. I added raw chunks of apple when I shaped the doughs. Have to say I was very pleased with the results as was the landlord and the neighbours. “Cake” they said ….