People often assume that summer is the best time of year to get the best from Scotland’s natural larder, but personally my favourite season is the transition into the winter months.
We are very fortunate here in Scotland that we have such a vast variety of local suppliers that I am able to select fresh and delicious produce from to create our winter dishes.
One of our recent additions to the menu is the “Taste of Apple” dessert: this dish reflects the season and the local element through celebrating the ‘Clydeside Apple’. The dish itself has nine different elements made up from different flavours and textures of the apple. On the plate we have an apple and calvados mousse, apple, cinnamon and brown sugar doughnut, green apple sorbet, mini toffee apple, apple crisps, freeze dried apple powder, apple puree, sweet apple gel and apple infused golden raisins. This is quite a complex dish, but illustrates how it is possible to pay homage to the simple local apple.
If you would like to try making part of this dish yourself at home see the below recipe for the green apple sorbet and please let us know how you get on with it. Alternatively, if you have recently dined at Knockderry and tried this dish we would love to hear from you.
250g caster sugar
500ml green apple puree