Feb 15, 2011

Hereford Apple Dumplings

To day is the last day of 7day Blogging Marathon and I wanted to close this marathon with a sweet dish. In British cuisine there are many sweet dishes like cakes,biscuits,pastries,pies and Dumplings.In British cuisine Dumplings are baked pastry stuffed with some fruits and jam or marmalade.Among those dumpling Hereford Apple Dumpling are most popular in British cuisine.Hereford is a towm in the border between England and Wales.Hereford is famous for it's Apples, many delicious dishes with Apple was born in this place.Imagine a crunchy pastry stuffed with lightly cooked apple with wonderfull flavour of cinnamon and sultanas ummmm delicious we enjoyed them as it is, if you like you can serve them with Ice cream or cream or marmalade sause.
Today is the finel day of Blogging Marathon so let's check what our friends are doing..
Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena


Flour -- 125 g
Butter --- 55 g
Salt a pinch
Cold water --3 tab sp that is 45 ml
Apples -- 2
Grated rind of an orange
Coarse caster sugar -- 4 tea sp
Sultanas or risins -- 50 g
Marmalade --- 4 tea sp I used orange marmalade
Sugar and milk for glazing
1. Take flour,salt,butter in a mixing bowl rub well with your hand till it turns in to bread crumbs texture.
2. Then add water and make a frim dough and wrap the dough in a grease paper and leave it in the fridge for 10 minutes this helps to bake pastry more crisp.
3. Roll the pastry dough ad long as possible that should be 1/2 inch thick and cut the rolled pastry in to 6 inch squares and leave a side.
4. Preheat the oven at 200 degree c or 400 degree F or gas mark 6
5. Peel and core the apples don't cut them in to half leave them whole.
6. Sprinkle 1 tea sp sugar on each pastry
7. Combine the sultanas with grated orange rind and marmalade and fill it in the center of the appeles.
8. Place the apple in the middle of the pastry.
9. Wet the edges of the pastry with little milk and gather up the edges to enclose the apple and seal the edges tightly.
10. Place the dumplings up side down in a greased baking sheet,brush with milk and sprinkle sugar on top.
11. Bake the dunpling for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 180 degree C,350 degreeF, gas mark 4 and bake for 30 minutes till dumpling turn in to golden brown on top.
12. Serve with custard ,cream or warmed marmalade sauce I enjoyed it plain ...
This is my one more entry for A.W.E.D-BRITISH at Revas Kaarasaaram event by DK


Unknown said...

wow they look very yumm! and gorgeous!...truly a treat!

Minu said...

Simply amazing array of British recipes

Priya Suresh said...

Those dumplings looks sooo delicious and yummy..feel like having..

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks yummy.

Unknown said...

very nice recipe - yummy treat

Santosh Bangar said...


Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks so delicious..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looks absolutely yum... great.

Unknown said...

apple in dumplings.absolute delicacy.thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

This is just lovely, Dear .... thanks for sending it for the event....

Unknown said...

nice ..all ur posts werequite unique

Tina said...

lovely apple dumplings...

Usha said...

Loved all the British cuisine recipes you posted during the marathon

Srivalli said...

What a wonderful post Padma. You have showed us so many delicious creations from british recipes!..

Tea and Catchup said...

Wow....apple dumplings look great. have I told you that all your recipes are great?