Friday, October 2, 2009

Apple Challenge! You have until October 16

Yeah, another challenge! Why not? The eggplant challenge was a lot of fun. This time the ingredient is the lovely apple. Make anything with apples, and send or link a picture before Friday, October 16 at midnight. This gives you two weeks. I know you can do it. Try to use local apples if you can get them (in Frederick, that's not a problem, because local apples are everywhere). I was inspired to make apple the focus of this challenge after reading the baked apple recipe at Dianne's Dishes. Thanks, Dianne!

I am thinking of making an apple charlotte (charlotte aux pommes) with calvados crème anglaise. This is a molded apple tart with toasted bread on the outside and apple compote in the middle. I saw the recipe once in Gourmet or Bon Appetit and have been meaning to make it ever since. But since I don't eat wheat anymore, I first have to come up with the right bread. I bought a bunch of flours recently and will be trying my hand at gluten-free baking. When I get a good bread...that's when the charlotte magic will happen. I am wondering if a brioche would work with this.

So what will you make? Apple dumplings, apple butter, apple sauce, apple pie, apple pancakes, apple jelly...



Kate said...

Apple Bourbon Bread Pudding. This is a great recipe for those first chilly days of fall. Serve it warm with a cup of coffee.

Dianne's Dishes said...

Glad to inspire you! I love apples this time of year. Yum!