Kitchen Therapy


Long and Slow Baked Apples


This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was simple yet elegant.
Layers of finely sliced apples, brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with spiced sugar. 
Then baked slowly for a long, long time.
Like I said, simple and elegant.

Except for the fact that Australia is in the midst of a heatwave.
A heat wave that is breaking records.
(pictures of a dust storm off Western Australia on Ninemsn)
A heatwave that would make keeping your oven on, at any temp, uncomfortable.
Let alone 4 hours of baking!

So this recipe involved planning and cultivating a close relationship with the weather channel!
My memories of the 43 degrees celsius (109.5 degrees farenheit) day last week were just too raw.
So I waited till evening to begin baking these.
My apples went in at 8.30pm and I turned the oven off and went to bed at 12.30am.
My latest tv obsession, The Walking Dead, kept me entertained while I waited 🙂

The next morning, my usual oats…
Became mighty fancy!


I really enjoyed this recipe.
As a decadent topping for simple oats.
Or on its own with a dollop of sweetened cream.


I am curious to see what the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie group thought of this recipe.