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A note of thanks

Despite not celebrating Thanksgiving in Australia I decided that today (or is it now yesterday?) I will post this.
I have changed and grown in so many ways over the last year, my blog has changed in subtle ways and I have learnt all sorts of new things…some usable, some not so.
And it is all thanks to you.

Over the last few months I have had lots of new visitors – and followers, Thankyou!! – to my blogs. Even if it is only for one or two posts, you have come along to check it out, and I like that.
To my regulars and long term followers, your support and kind words make me smile and I appreciate the time you take to visit me, (i have this crazy dream to do a blogging world tour and visiting my new ‘friends’) and every time that ‘like’ button is clicked.
There is a little thrill each time I see the notice/star and more so when I see the convo box!!

Thanks to everyone who has checked out my blog – once or many times. Whatever our reasons for blogging we all like love it when others like what we have to say and choose to stick around.

Can I say thanks again??

Hoping everyone’s Thanksgiving wasn’t too traumatic (we all know what family gatherings are like) and for those like me (where it is not on the calendar) hope your day was fantastic!

Jennifer 🙂

Apple crumble slice anyone.. ??

I’ve been baking again.  We’re off to visit the hubby’s family tomorrow and I thought I would take something for afternoon tea (as you do) and got to thinking… what have I got in the cupboard..??

Never mind the cupboard I have a tub of stewed apples in the fridge I am working my way through. I was going to make a pie originally, but this is better.

So out comes one of my favourite recipe books as I know exactly what I want.  The Apple Crumble Custard Slice.  A bit of a mouthful maybe, but definitely not too much when eating 🙂

It’s a 3-stage recipe and I stuffed up once or twice, but lesson learned I know how to fix it.

Part one is the base – flour, sugar, egg yolk and a bit of water.

Once mixed you roll it to fit the pan and then blind bake for half an hour then cool.

pastry rolled, ready to trim and bake

Part two is cooking the apples and making the custard.
Apples were already done and the custard was cream, sugar eggs and vanilla.


My mistake here was to not have the crust come up the sides of the tin and a fair bit of the custard went down the sides and underneath (making the base a bit soft once it was finished cooking).
Part three is cook til custard is half done then add the crumble topping.


Again, I went arse about and plonked the flour and sugar into the melted butter instead of the butter onto the dry ingredients.

(Something happened between now and  a few days ago when I wrote this – but forgot to save!! Argh, so I have no idea what clever thing I wrote after the baking part. I was not in thinking frame of mind somehow…Let me have a go anyway)

Once baked, it is perfect to have as a slice for afternoon tea or served as a dessert with crea, custard or ice cream – or all three if you like, why not?!


Recipe is in the usual place up top there ^^
Happy Baking 🙂
Jennifer