Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Apple and spice and all things nice....

There will be a time when autumn has gone. The allotment will be empty, the trees will be bare.....

The flowers will have wilted and it will be harder and harder to make spur of the moment dinners.
Our glut of rosy pink apples means we're having a lot of apple based dinners. But I want to make sure the apples last through January and February.

Today is Callington Honey Fair so I'll have to honey recipes this week in its honour.

Honey roasted pork loin chops with spicy apple sauce......(serves 4)

4 pork loin chops
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp allspice paste
3 llbs/ 1.3kg apples
1 star anise
half a cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
half a tsp fennel seeds
1 heaped tbsp honey
1 heaped tbsp demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 180'c. Put the pork in the oven for ten minutes. Mix the honey and star anise together and brush over the pork.

Peel and core the apples and chop into large chunks. Put all of the other ingredients in a pan with a little water. Bring to the boil. Try not to stir it too much as it's nice to keep the apple chunks whole.
Let the pork cook for another 10-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

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