Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Peasant Girls in the Mist

Also known as Scandinavian Apple and Cream Pudding.

This was the dessert at our Danish dinner and it was a definite hit. You can serve it in individual dishes or a larger bowl as I did:

The recipe is from Food.com:
2 large cooking apples, peeled and cut into chunks
3 tablespoons caster sugar
1 1/2 ounces unsalted butter
3 ounces rye breadcrumbs or 3 ounces brown breadcrumbs
2 ounces soft brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 pint whipping cream or 1/2 pint creme fraiche
4 tablespoons icing sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts, very finely chopped

Put the cubed and peeled apple chunks into a large saucepan with the caster sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons water.
Cook them over a gentle heat until they are completely tender - stirring them every so often to mash them down. Put them into a bowl to cool.
Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the breadcrumbs and brown sugar.
Saute, stirring constantly over a medium heat until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Add the cinnamon and stir well. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Whip the cream and add the icing sugar & lemon juice.(Or add the icing sugar & lemon juice to the creme fraiche.).
Take a large glass bowl or 4 individual glass bowls and layer the stewed apples, breadcrumbs and cream - ending with a layer of cream.
Scatter with the chopped hazelnuts and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.



Joanne said...

The next time you make something this yummy - please invite me over!
Joanne xo

Jannett said...

I made this at my daughters and it is soooo good. I am making again this week at home. Thanks for posting it.