We live in North Carolina and I am a foodie. I love researching and changing recipes to fit my own needs and desires. My posts will be the Stephanie way of cooking so you will probably recognize some things and others might leave you saying that isn't for me but thanks anyway. This will allow me to share something I truly love, food and preparing it in such a way that my family and friends can feel how much I care for them.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Apple Barley Pudding
While searching for an Irish dessert, I came upon this dessert and decided I could do this. I have all the ingredients. This is a simple dessert I found on the website European Cuisines. The author of the post explained this dessert was created by farmers who grew barley and needed to use apples that had been stored over the year and were best used cooked. The recipe and history can be seen here.
I liked layering this pudding. It's a very simple and yummy dessert.
Ingredients for this Recipe are: 1 1/2 lbs. Gala Apples
4 round tablespoons Pearl Barley
1 tablespoon Lemon Extract
6 tablespoons Cane Sugar
1 Quart Water
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Peel, core and slice apples.
Add the water to a heavy pot, add the barley, and bring to a boil. Add the sliced apples and
cook gently until both the barley and the apples are soft (normally about half an hour).
When the barley is cooked, and the apples are in pieces, remove from heat and puree with immersion blender.
Return mixture to stove and stir in lemon extract, and 4 tablespoons cane sugar and cook over medium flame until it boils.
Boil mixture for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Pour mixture into bowl and place in refrigerator to get cold.
After pudding is cold, blend in a blender if the barley is not completely pureed.
Add heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons cane sugar, and vanilla to mixing bowl of a stand mixer.
Attach whisk and whisk until stiff peaks form.
Layer apple barley pudding and cream together in glasses.