Apple + blackberry jaffle with custard

Apple + blackberry jaffle with custard

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Chefs Eat Toasties Too
Makes
4
Photographer
Brendan Homan

Apple and blackberry has always been a favourite combination for me. I used to love a good apple and blackberry crumble when I was young, and still do. No matter what your age, crumble should always come with custard.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
8 pink lady apples
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
125g caster sugar
80g unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw sugar
16 fresh blackberries, or use frozen
icing sugar, for dusting
see method for ingredients

Bread

Quantity Ingredient
8 slices white sandwich loaf

Method

  1. Peel the apples, cut them into quarters and remove the core. Cut each quarter into four pieces and place the apple, with the vanilla seeds and pod, lemon juice and zest and the sugar, in a glass, microwave-proof dish with a lid that allows the steam to escape. Cook in the microwave on High (100%) for 5 minutes, then stir to ensure even cooking. Repeat this process until the apples are cooked, about 15–25 minutes. The apples are ready when the pieces are whole but soft, translucent but not puréed. Leave them to cool completely before making the sandwiches. Discard the vanilla pod.
  2. Mix the butter with the cinnamon and raw sugar using a spoon. Heat a jaffle maker. Butter one side of each slice of bread with the flavoured butter. Assemble the four sandwiches by making them one at a time directly inside the jaffle maker. Place two or three heaped tablespoons of cooled apple filling in the centre of the non-buttered side of bread and push four blackberries in per sandwich. Close the sandwich with the remaining slices of bread, butter side up. Cook the jaffles for 4 minutes or until golden-brown and sealed. Remove and cut in half and dust with icing sugar before serving with the cold custard.

Pro tips

  • This recipe features a revolutionary cooking technique, where the apples are cooked in the microwave, which ensures all the moisture is retained and the fruit becomes translucent, intensifies in flavour but does not go to mush. The sweetened spiced sugar ensures a crispy jaffle exterior.
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