I’m back….

Back with a vengeance? No, just a pie….

As summer draws to its end, the English apple season returns. So, what better way to celebrate English baking than with a good old-fashioned pie packed with Bramleys from an English country garden – my parents’, to be precise.  No chemicals, just apples from the faithful old tree at the bottom of the garden, a squeeze of lemon and lots of sugar (Bramleys are cooking apples, so need a good dose of the sweet stuff), encased in crisp, buttery pastry.  Eat warm or cold with a big blob of clotted cream or my home-made vanilla ice-cream.

English Apple Pie

English Apple Pie (click image to enlarge)

Apple pie (23cm): 15€

Clotted Cream: 5€ per pot

Home-made Vanilla Ice-cream: 10€ for 500ml

How to order:
Order by email: theenglishbaker@gmail.com any time before 12 o’clock tomorrow (Thursday, 6th September) for collection from The English Baker on Friday, 7th September.

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It’s the Dads’ turn….

As I write the sun is peeping through the clouds, so maybe we’ll get a good week-end for all those hardworking fathers out there.  But, even if the sun isn’t out, I have a great antidote to a rain drenched week-end…and it doesn’t involve sport, beer or telly.  The special Fathers’ Day Brunch Weekly Bake – just add coffee and a big sloppy kiss…

Apple and Raspberry Bread – Sorry, no picture today, but it’s a sweet dough tray bake with apple, raspberry and streusel topping. 12€ for 6

English Muffins in a basket

English Muffins in a basket

Brown or white English Muffins – big fat and fluffy as ever – forget the shop bought ones, there’s just no comparison!  Perfect for bacon, eggs or just jammmmmmmm…€8 for 6

Fresh Strawberry Cordial and Prosecco

Fresh Strawberry Cordial and Prosecco

Strawberry cordial – perfect diluted with Prosecco, or just fizzy water. €5 for 500ml.

Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice-cream

Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice-cream

Homemade ice-cream: Fresh Raspberry Ripple, Vanilla Fudge Chunk, Double Choc Chip. €10 for 500ml.

How to Order:
Please place your order by email theenglishbaker@gmail.com any time today  (Wednesday 6th June) ready to collect from me in Merode on Friday, 8th June or Saturday, 9th June.