The day after halloween always seems to be a little bit of a let down for the hatchlings, and this particular 1st of November, all their activities went wrong as well.
When we finally came home after a long morning of things going wrong, we needed a dinner that felt something special and this was even better than that.
I glazed 12 cox apples, peeled and chopped, in calvados and brown sugar.
I poured the apples into an oven dish and sprinkled with a generous quantity of cinnamon.
Then I topped the apples with some homemade muscavado rum caramel.
(1 tin of condensed milk, 2tbs muscavado rum, 1tbs brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, 1 tbs butter, bring to a boil for 2minutes)
Then I crushed 8 digestive biscuits and added 3/4 cup rolled oats, and 1/2 cup dried coconut; to this I added 1/4 cup of melted butter, mixed it in and poured it over the caramel.
I put it all in the oven for 30 minutes while our ice cream maker chilled my bourbon vanilla custard into ice cream.
Needless to say, we all felt a lot better afterwards.