Honey Apple and Anzac Crumble Porridge

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Easter’s been and what comes next is Anzac day, you cant go wrong with your classic Anzac biscuit! However this time I decided lets change it up and make a simple breakfast snack either for before the dawn service or for when you get home. A short forage ended with finding a beautiful tart apple tree, the apples have a few dark circles but a quick wash and peel before dicing solved that problem.  Tart apples cooked with honey and cinnamon and added to creamy porridge with crunchy Anzac crumb and a pour of cream ended up being a bowl full of happiness.

Honey Apple and Anzac Crunch Porridge

Ingredients:
Honey apple
4x tart apples, peeled and 1cm dice
1 heaped dsp. honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup. water
Anzac Crumb
1 cup. scotch oats
1/4 cup. self raising flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. golden syrup
50 gm. butter, melted
Porridge
1 cup. scotch oats
1 1/2 cup. milk
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream to serve

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees fan bake.
  2. Peel apples and dice into 1cm pieces, a easy way to remove apple from the core is to make 4 cuts around the core see pictures below.
  3. Add water, honey and cinnamon. Bring to the boil then simmer for 12 minutes until tender, set aside.
  4. In a lined oven proof dish combine all ingredients for the crumb and rub together.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes until golden brown, stir half way through the cooking.
  6. In large heavy based pot over a medium to high heat combine oats, water, milk and salt. bring to the boil stirring constantly and cook out for 5 minutes until thickened.
  7. Add porridge to bowl and top with apple and crumble, serve with cream. You can use milk if you prefer.

Serves: 3-4

Happiness, Cupcakes and Family

Happy memories

Everlasting Memories

There are many different kinds of food in the world they all have one thing in common and they all bring happiness. It comes in many different forms to many people each in  different ways,  bringing back childhood memories, fun times with friends or even of times of travel . They all have a connection may it be too people or place or even both and bring back good times you will remember for a life time.

In late January of this year I was visiting my oldest sister her partner and my niece Madison (7) and Nephew Leon(5) in Sydney Australia. They are both at the age of wanting to help Aunty in the kitchen because I’m a chef and they think it’s a awesome job. So every night when I was there I had to little helps that were very interested in helping and watch Aunty Rob cook.

The end of the first week I decided to do something fun for the kids while mum and dad where at work so we decided to make cupcakes. I made a plain batch of chocolate chip velvet cupcakes, they got about 10-15 each and had to decorate them. Leon wanted blue icing and Madison wanted purple. I have them some bowls of sprinkles and things and it was their job to decorate them for mum and dad when they got home.

We had a fun afternoon and this is a memories I will cherish for a life time so many happy memories shared with my family surrounded by love, good company and food. Food creates special relationships and bonds with people and you can hold onto so many memories that are linked to food and food experiences.

Leons Cupcakes

 Happy memories

Madi hard at work decorating