I hope you are all well.
Yesterday I cooked not one, nor 2 or 3 but 4 recipes from Jamie Oliver's book.
I started cooking a little late, at 4 P.M. and I was slightly late with dinner, I couldn't get it ready before 10 past 8 at night...oh well!!!
I started by making the dessert: Flapjack crumble. I crushed mixed nuts in a pestle and mortar and put them in a bowl along with chopped mixed fruit, ginger and oats. On top of that I poured golden syrup with butter to obtain a dough base that I then, spread on an ovenproof dish (I have a Le Creuset one, perfect size!).
Then, I baked it in the oven for 15 minutes. The AGA was a bit too strong and slightly burnt the edges of the base but it wasn't too bad.
I then prepared the apples with blueberries (sorry, the rain has absolutely destroyed all blackberries around the area, Kingsland and even the bushes around Totnes, we did try!) and homemade sloe gin.
Last but not least the crumble. I didn't use the right sugar I think and the crumble got a little sticky, especially because the kitchen was boiling hot and butter got above the ideal temperature for pastry, but it tasted ok in the end, so why bother?