About this recipe: These party nibbles are a little fiddly to make, but the results are really worth it. Buttery oat pastry encases a sweet, cinnamon-spiced apple filling.
Firstly, the level of do-ability for this recipe is incorrect. I didn't find it easy at all! Also, a lot of butter is used. Only attempt this recipe if you have a lot of time on your hands. I have just made it for this evening and its a good job I startd early! I didn't find chopping the butter into the dry ingredients very easy, and as for pressing it into the muffin tin; once your hands get warm the mixture sticks to your fingers. I kept dipping my hands in flour to try and prevent this. Furthermore, the recipe has a word missing under no.3. "cut the butter into the flour mixture with...? With what? I presume its a knife? Finally, it dosn't tell you what to do when you get them out of the oven. Do you have to cool them down and then put them in the fridge in order to get them out of the tins because when they are in the oven they are obviously soggy. I am hoping they will cool to a crispy shell otherwise all that time has been wasted as presentation will go out of the window!! Sorry for being so negative but not everyone is a good cook, some of us need step-by-step "full" instructions! PS: I have yet to taste the finished article. - 08 Oct 2013