I am the busiest of all bees at the moment. The danish Food Festival is just around the corner and I have spend the last couple of days planning, shopping and decorating all kind of deliciousness just in time to present our porridge cookbook and workshops this friday, saturday and sunday.
I have already presented one of the lovely porridge recipes that we will be serving Beetroot & Quinoa Pot, and I just thought instead of cheating you of a recipe this week I wanted to share another recipe from our awesome porridge repertoire. This recipe is from the dessert category, it is a bit of a classic with a twist. Apple season has just begun (HURRAH) and what better way to celebrate it than making a sweet and tangy apple compote served with a raw and delicious cream made thick with help from juicy, organic lemons, yum! It is a very simple dessert and many people living in scandinavia will be stumbling over apples for the next couple of months, we just need to pick them up, make a compote and keep it in the fridge or store it in the freezer – and we’ll will have a base for a super easy and healthy dessert any day, any time!
The amount of sugar and cooking time depend on the variety of apples. Choose a sweet variety if you want to avoid the addition of sugar and be sure to keep an eye on them as they cook and adjust the time according to your apples. You can add more water if necessary and remember to season to taste.
At last I want to repeat myself and invite all of you (those of you visiting Århus this weekend at least) to come say hallo at the Karolines Køkken stand at the Food Festival. We will be doing 3 porridge workshops a day and serve tasty treats in between. You can also get a free copy of the porridge cookbook, with my photos and food styling inside, and have a chat with us about porridge, dairy, foods and fun!
Ginger apples with a thick lemon cream – adapted from Karolines Køkken
Apples compote with ginger
3/4 kg apples – choose some that are smashy when boiled and have a natural sweetness (1,6 pounds)
1/4-1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice (50-100 g) – optional
1/3 cup water (1 dl)
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
Raw lemon cream
1/2 ‘generous’ cup heavy cream (1,5 dl)
1 tsp organic lemon zest
2 tbsp organic lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
1 Tbsp sugar or sweetener of your choice
Chunks of dark chocolate
Peel and dice the apples. Combine all the ingredients for the apple compote in a pot and bring to a boil. Let it simmer until tender for 8-10 min, then remove from heat and set a side to cool.
Make the lemon cream by stirring all the ingredients together in a bowl and set a side for 30 min in the fridge. The lemon will slowly thicken up the cream and you don’t need to whisk it thick.
When the compote has cooled and the cream is thick you can serve the dessert in glasses with apple compote in the bottom and lemon cream on top finished with delicious dark chocolate.
Keep well in the fridge for a day or two, and can easily be made in advance.. Enjoy!