3 medium Co. Armagh Bramley cooking apples, peeled, quartered and cored
15g white sugar
Dash of lemon juice
300ml Co. Armagh Medium or Dry cider
3 gelatine leaves, softened in a little cold water or 1.5 tsp powdered gelatine
300ml whipping cream
- Place the apples in a saucepan and add the water, sugar and lemon juice. Simmer for 10 minutes until the apples are tender and just starting to break up. Liquidize and then push through a fine sieve to create a thin sauce.
- Place the cider into another saucepan, boil until reduced to about 5 tablespoons worth.
- Remove from the heat then add the softened gelatine leaves or sprinkle over the powdered gelatine, stir until dissolved and leave to cool.
- Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks and fold in the apple puree and cider. Divide into wine glasses and leave to set in the fridge for two hours.
- Serve immediately garnished with a sprig of fresh mint. We serve this on a slate with apple puree, our award winning vanilla ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie.
Recipe courtesy of Mervyn Steenson, Grouchos Restaurant.