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Carrageen moss pudding with oatmeal and dulse oatcakes

Ingredients

For the oatcakes
For the rose hip coulis
  • 200g/7oz dried rose hips (available in health food shops and online)

  • 30g/1¼oz caster sugar

For the apple jelly
For the apple purée
For the carrageen moss pudding

Preparation method

  1. First make the dough for the oakcakes. Soak the dulse in cold water for about ten minutes, then drain and chop finely. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, then stir in the oat flakes, almonds and sugar. Rub in the butter, then mix in the egg yolks and dulse. Divide the dough equally into four and form each quarter into a log shape. Wrap each log in cling film and chill for one hour.

  2. Meanwhile, make the rose hip coulis. Bring the rose hips and sugar to the boil in a heavy pan with 100ml/3½fl oz of water. Cover and leave to infuse off the heat for one hour. Blend in a blender or food processor, then pass through a fine sieve and leave to cool.

  3. Next, make the apple jelly. Bring the apple juice and apples to the boil in a heavy pan. Simmer for one minute, then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Whisk in the agar-agar. Pass through a fine sieve and pour into six serving glasses. Leave to set.

  4. Now return to the oatcakes. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Unwrap the logs of oatcake dough and cut into about 40 slices. Place the slices on the baking parchment, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden-brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  5. For the apple purée, put the apples and sugar in a heavy pan with enough apple juice to cover and cook over a low heat for ten minutes. Cool slightly, then blend in a blender and pass through a fine sieve and leave to cool.

  6. For the carrageen moss pudding, wash the carrageen. Put it into a heavy pan with the milk, cream and vanilla, and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Tip the carrageen and liquid into a sieve held over the bowl and let the liquid strain through. Whisk this liquid into the egg yolk mixture. Pour into a clean pan and stir over a very low heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the agar-agar and squeezed gelatine. Continue stirring until the gelatine has melted, then leave for 3-4 minutes to let the agar-agar soften. Pass the custard through a fine sieve (to remove the agar-agar) into a bowl, then pour in the buttermilk and condensed milk and stir well. Leave to cool.

  7. To serve, pour rose hip coulis over the set apple jelly, then cover with apple purée and spoon the pudding on top. Finish with some crushed dried carrageen moss. Serve the oatcakes on the side.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 6

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