Category Archives: Apple

Short Recipe: Apple Compote (Prelude to an apple tart)


The apple season a while back transformed supermarket fruit shelves into a palette of different shades of red (and green). The visual appeal had drawn on TummyTroll to cook something out of them. #phangchewfat had her go at the apples with some rustic-looking Salted Caramel Apple Tartlets, while I opted for a simpler apple tart. This is the first of two recipes documenting the process of making an apple tart, starting with the making of the filling!

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Step-By-Step Recipe: Baked Apples with Red Wine & Cinnamon


Winter is fast approaching and the skies have turned ebony black so much faster than I have expected. Temperatures have also dipped so quickly – Looks like it’s another painful long winter in the UK this year! To combat the perpetual cold and gloominess, I have turned to one of my go-to-desserts that combine 3 of my favourite food items into 1 dish: Red Wine, Apples and Cinnamon! When served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, the sweet, sticky and slightly alcoholic dessert really hits the spot!

What’s more, it also leaves half a bottle of red wine for me to gulp down as plain water – No, I mean to sip and enjoy in the night. ;)

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CHEAT! / Step-By-Step: Simple Apple Pie

DISCLAIMER: The Tummy Trolls hope that you will not be offended by the following post, which was done in all jest and zest (no pun intended). Also, we sincerely wish that you will try out the Apple Pie recipe despite it being made by such a odd (and scary) character – The last time we checked, there were no stray hair or long fingernails in the pie. Rest assured. Last but not least, we genuinely believe that nobody will be asking us for copyright fees… Right?

In line with Tummy Troll’s Horror Week, #phangchewfat has specially invited a guest chef to teach us how to make a good old simple apple pie. From the picture it’s pretty obvious who… It’s Sadako from the Japanese horror cult classic The Ring / Ringu, or affectionately known as 禎子 to most Chinese-speaking people. Well, you ask me what Sadako has got to do with apple pie… Really, I don’t know. But who cares if she makes a mean apple pie right? I wonder if it would taste of… well water. Hmmmn mmmn.

Anyway, this step-by-step recipe is also a CHEAT! recipe using ready-made storebought shortcrust pastry. We understand, Sadoko is a little busy crawling out of television sets (LCD nowadays) and it’s a little tiring to ask her to make pastry dough from scratch. We understand, we’re just as busy and lazy. For now, enjoy the photos and recipe and all the best for revision! But don’t study till too late, you’d never know if Sadako just decides to drop you a visit at a quarter past one…

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