Guest recipe – Apple & Olive Oil Pudding

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Apple & Olive Oil Pudding by Agnes (Off the Spork)

Using the Cobram Estate Manzanillo olive oil in the pudding gave it delicate, grassy,
strawberry notes, which complemented the tart apples – making me think
of summer sunshine in a wintry pudding.

Apple & Olive oil pudding
Apple & Olive oil pudding

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 75g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • icing sugar for dusting

Poached Apples

  • 2 large granny smith or pink lady apples, peeled, cored and chopped (to yield about 250g)
  • 1 cup verjuice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients for the poached apples in a saucepan on high heat. Bring it to a boil and lower the heat to low. Simmer the apples for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender
  2. Drain the apples, reserving the poaching liquid. Spoon the apples into a buttered round 20cm pudding basin/baking dish
  3. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180°C
  4. Place the egg yolks with half of the sugar in a large bowl. Using electric beaters, beat until the mixture is thick and pale
  5. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, whisk the egg whites and the remaining sugar to soft peaks
  6. Add the sifted flour and baking powder to the egg yolk mixture. Add 1/4 cup of the reserved poaching liquid, and the olive oil
  7. Fold in a third of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture using a large metal spoon. Add the rest of the egg whites and gently fold until combined
  8. Pour the mixture over the apples, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean
  9. Serve dusted with a little icing sugar

Next week, I shall reveal my very simple recipe for fennel and kohlrabi salad.

Many thanks to Cobram Estate & Media Moguls, I have 8 bottles of Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil to giveaway to my readers! All you have to do is to answer a very simple question by leaving a comment. You can enter this once a day! This competition will end at Midnight AEST 24th of September 2010. (Please note – Only Australian residents can enter or unless you have an Australian address that I can send to!)

How will you use this beautiful bottle of Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil?