Lockdown Baking Begins!

If you enjoy baking then try this out! Tasty treats to share with your family during lockdown.
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In these uncertain times, a lot of you have been adjusting to online learning and the majority of the feedback seems to have been positive for all courses, what an interesting time to be a student!

Here at Wolvcoll we are trying to encourage students in between their online learning to do as many practical activities as they can, for those of you that are into baking or those who would like to start baking, our bakery tutors have come up with some tasty recipes for you to try at home.

Here is the first recipe, let see how you get on!

Apple Rose Pies

INGREDIENTS (makes 12 apple roses)

  • 3 red apples
  • 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, thawed or you can make your own puff pastry if desired
  • 6 Tablespoons of apricot preserve or jam
  • 4 Tablespoons of water juice of 1/2 a lemon or 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Cinnamon to taste (if desired)
  • Sugar or icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, 195 c or gas mark 5
  2. Remove puff pastry sheets x 2 from freezer and thaw according to package instructions
  3. Slice the apples in half from top to bottom
  4. Remove the core ends and then scoop out the core in the centre
  5. Slice the apples into very thin slices using a sharp knife

6. Fill a medium sized bowl half full of water and squeeze the lemon juice into the water.
7. Place the sliced apples in the water and microwave for 5 minutes until slightly tender

8. Drain the apples into a colander
9. Mix the apricot preserve or jam and water together in a bowl.
10. When pastries are thawed, place them flat on a floured surface.

11. Roll the pastries out with a rolling pin to flatten ( ooh ahh just a little bit more).
12. Did you spot the song lyrics?
13. Cut each pastry into 6 equal slices.
14. One at a time, spoon apricot preserve mixture onto a slice of pastry.
15. Place 7-9 apple slices along one half of the pastry slice with the peel side facing out slightly overlapping each slice

16. Fold the pastry in half to almost cover the apples. Starting on one end, roll the pastry and apples to the other end of the pastry.

17. Place in a muffin tin or cupcake case.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. (I mix 1 TBSP cinnamon to 3TBSP of sugar)

Place a pan of water on the bottom of oven so the bottom of pastries do not burn.

Bake at 375f \190c for 40 -45 minutes.

Top with a little powered sugar if desired.

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