My Father in law has been pestering me for oh, 7 years or so, to make a childhood favourite dessert that his mother used to make for him as a boy. I’ve promised, and promised, and never actually delivered but while we were away I decided to bite the bullet and have a crack. It’s a simple dessert, English I think, and something that both kids and kids at heart will love as a summery pudding. Perfect for this time of year.
Nala’s Apple Snow
: 6 green apples
: 3 tablespoons water
: 1 cup white sugar
: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
: 2 egg whites
: Peel, core & chop the apples and put into a saucepan with the 3 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook until softened and bubbling (about 15 minutes)
: Sieve or blitz the apples once they are softened into a smooth mixture. I made this first without sieving and it wasn’t as good. Yep, I made it twice.
: Add in the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until dissolved and set aside to cool
: Whip 2 egg whites until stiff peaks have formed. Stiff peaks always makes me laugh.
: Fold into the cooled apple mixture trying not to get rid of too much air our of the egg whites
: Serve with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. My Father in law suggested the mixing of the ice cream into the snow as the best way to eat it – like any 6 year old kid would do. My girls loved it too and I must admit for something so simple it was delicious and will def get a run down here at home served up in our fancy Riedel glasses to make it look a little better. Enjoy!