Veiled Peasant Girl
Ingredients (Serves 6)
- Put the bread cubes and walnuts in a pan with the butter and cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel, core and chop the apples and pears and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Cook the fruit in a pan with a dash of water, the cinnamon, cloves, 1 tablespoon caster sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar. Stir occasionally until the apples break down, 10–15 minutes. Leave to cool.
- To make the topping, mix the curd cheese and the remaining sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form, then gently fold into the curd mixture.
- To serve, layer the bread and nuts (save some chopped nuts to garnish) and the stewed fruit in serving glasses. Top with the cream and sprinkle over the reserved nuts.
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