River Wissey Lovell Fuller

The Village Kitchen

September 2005

Two more recipes for you to enjoy

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September is the start of autumn - the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness!


Serves 2



3 eggs

1 tablespoon water

1 1/2 dessertspoons vanilla sugar (see below)

20 g / 3/4 oz butter


1 cooking apple

20 g / 3/4 oz butter

1 dessertspoon vanilla sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons double cream

1 dessertspoon apple wine


1. Make the filling first. Peel, core and slice the apple thinly and cook gently in butter. Add sugar, cream and wine and keep warm.

2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and remove cords.

3. Add water and sugar to yolks, blend together.

4. Put butter on to melt in omelette or heavy frying pan.

5. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into yolks.

6. Pour into omelette pan and smooth out. Cook the omelette slowly until golden brown.

7. Place under grill to cook the top.

8. When the omelette is golden brown put it on a serving plate, placing the filling on top, fold over.

9. Dust with icing sugar, mark with hot skewers.

Serve at once with thick cream.

Vanilla cream

Break up 1 vanilla pod and put in a screw top jar, with 450 g / 1 lb castor sugar. Replenish sugar and vanilla pod as necessary but vanilla will retain its aroma for some time.

If you cannot make your own vanilla essence, the recipe can be made using castor sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence.





50 g / 2 oz wholewheat flour

40 g / 1 1/2 oz porridge oats

15 g/ 1/2 oz desiccated coconut

50 g /2 oz melted butter, or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Several drops of vanilla essence


125 g / 4 oz figs, chopped

150 ml / 1/4 pint water

225 g / 8 oz cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced


1. Pre-heat oven to moderately hot, Gas 5, 375 degreesF, 190 degreesC

2. Mix crumble ingredients well together.

3. Put figs in a pan with water and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Mix apple and figs in an oven dish and pour over remaining fig juice.

5. Sprinkle crumble on top and bake near top of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes

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