Baked Apples Recipe

Do you remember that I was taking a cooking course last year?  It was over last December.  I’d like to show you several pictures that I haven’t uploaded yet.

The menu of the day :    Au gratin potato / Sliced pork / Chicken dumplings soup / Baked apples

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I’d like to introduce a baked apples recipe before apple season is over.  (Has the season already finished?)  This is very easy and delicious.  Try it.


  • 2 apples
  • 3-4 table spoons raisins
  • Your favorite alcohol
  • 2 table spoons lemon juice
  • 2 table spoons butter
  • 4 table spoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

ingredients B

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 table spoons maple syrup
  • 2 table spoons granulated sugar


  1. Dip the raisins in your favorite alcohol in advance.
  2. Cut an apple in half.  Remove (dig out) cores using a spoon.   Sprinkle lemon juice over the apples.  Fill raisins in the holes.
  3. Place apples in a baking pan.   Put granulated sugar, cinnamon powder, and butter over the apples.
  4. Add ingredient B in the baking pan.   Preheated oven to 180-200°C  and bake for about 40-50 minutes.
  5. Pour wine syrup in the pan  on the top of the baked apples.

Tuition-Free Cooking Class

I attend a cooking class at the community center once a month.   It is 6-part series till next month without paying tuition fee.   Only fee for cooking ingredients is required.  “Today’s menu” was  carrot bagel, Thai-style salad, almond jelly and Pizza.

Do you know how to make bagels?   Bagels need to be boiled before being baked.  Eye-opening recipe!

I’ve come to make pizza at home since taking this class.  Cooking in the oven allows me to cut down my time in the kitchen.  Furthermore I use the ready-made dough at home.  At the class, we made dough from flour.

I enjoy the delicious meal every time.  My husband also attends a men’s cooking class.  It is convenient that the class takes place on Saturdays, his off days.   I recommended the class to him.  Participants are mostly retired men.   I hear they make a hilarious mistake.  For example, when they make a soup, they keep chicken and discard the cooking liquid!   Wait!   That is the soup!  They don’t understand …

Today’s Cooking Menu was・・・・

To tell the truth, I am not good at cooking.
Or rather it’s a bother to cook because I have to do everyday.
My mother is  a cookery enthusiast.  So I ‘m always compared to her.
Then I decided to go to cooking class once a month.
Today was the cooking day.

 Today’s menu
Thai soup curry
     Tofu souffle
     Pickled cucumber
     Pckled eggplant