Birds Nests pudding

image1This past week has been very challenging for my teenagers and might i say all of us because our internet was cut off , we lost a phone bill and didn’t pay it !! Actually the internet wasn’t cut just slowed to a snails pace. Like losing power one does not realise how much we depend on a service until it is gone !!

Fortunately I love reading and buried myself in a book i picked up from the op shop called “The cure for death by lightning” by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. It is a beautifully written story about a farming family set during the second world war. The mother of the main character is a fine cook and records all of her recipes in a scrapbook. Paper was very hard to come by and this special book of recipes and tips was pasted onto any scrap that came into the house.

One of the recipes that caught my eye and am looking forward to trying is called Birdnest pudding, i am guessing because it looks like a bird nest when cooked.The recipe called for nothing but apples and a thin batter you could mistake for pancake if you didn’t know better

Peel and remove the cores in such a way that the apples are left whole. Any apple will do, green apples will make a for a tarter taste.Arrange the apples in a deep pie dish, as many apples as you have guests or that your dish will accommodate .Mix a batter with three eggs and enough milk and flour to make a little on the runny side.Pour it over the apples, filling the hole where the core was, and the deep dish. Bake in a hot oven , about 180c until the apples are cooked and the batter is brown.Serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a bit of butter.

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