Sorry posts are a bit sporadic at the moment.  I will be back on track next week!


If like me you probably buy a bag of apples from the market each week.  I am forever seeing varieties i haven't yet tried and "i think to myself that would be good in a pie, salad, baked" catch my drift! Anyway i now have apples sitting in my fruit bowl which are looking a little worse for wear.  However this is when they are superb for cooking.  My mother always made apple puddings in some description and i remembervividly spooning juicy stewed apples over my cereal in the morning. Well this apple shortcake recipe is handed down from my mother and it is very easy to make and a dream to eat. My mother uses this pastry recipe for any number of puddings, slices and biscuits.  It is a great recipe to have up your sleeve.  When apples are finished (which isn't soon) you can simply replace them with any fruit, i particularly love stewed apricots or peaches.