I’ve ticked something off of my autumn to-do list and honestly I’m so happy about it. I used to go apple picking all the time as a kid! It’s something I’ve wanted to do again for a while too! Wander out into the countryside, pick some apples, and then come home and bake with them! This was a yearly tradition with my godparents, so it was nice to relive it with some friends! Supal, Brenda and I headed down to the Hop Shop at Castle Farm, and needless to say, I came home with more than a few apples! I’m writing this post with a cup of tea, contemplating how many different things I can bake with all the apples I picked!
You can bet I’m gonna be making my apple crumble recipes with all the apples I currently have in the kitchen, but sometimes it’s fun to try new recipes too! I’m currently craving some apple cider (the American, non-alcoholic kind) but I don’t have a bit stock pot. I’ll have to get one, and see if I can brew my own! Still, cakes are the order of the day, and I’ve got my eye on a few things I’d like to try.
Recipes to make with apples
-this gorgeous apple galette
-this French apple cake looks pretty dreamy!
-I’m dying to try The Bookish Baker’s recipe for apple cinnamon cake
-Also here for this Mary Berry recipe!
There’s something so incredibly autumnal about the small of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven. Maybe it’s all part of the changing seasons that I start craving things with a little bit of spice! All I wanted all summer was mango sorbet! Still, going apple picking brought back lots of happy childhood memories, and we had a blast!
It’s not overly expensive to go pick some apples in the countryside! It was about £2 a kilogram, which isn’t much different to going to Sainsbury’s. Still, this batch of apples came with a lovely jaunt in the fresh air. It started out oddly misty, but not long after we arrived, the sun was out in full force. Perhaps a little too warm for autumn, but lovely nonetheless! I’d make sure you wear a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting a little muddy!