Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Week 34 - Apple Crumble

My lovely OH had a hankering for some sort of apple pie/crumble dish, perhaps due to the miserable weather. There is something about this desert that warms you up just like a cuddle from Nan. First time attempting a crumble, I guess I never realised how simple it was to construct! Now I know I think, dangerously I will be eating this more often. 

Book: http://www.jamieoliver.com

Recipe: Apple Crumble

For The Crumble

35 g rolled oats
35 g wholemeal flour
20 g caster sugar
35 g margarine or butter
For The Filling

400 g cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered
50 g sugar, to sweeten
1 tablespoon water


Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Peel and core the apples, quarter and cut in to chunks.

Put the apples into a pan with the sugar and water. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes and place in a small ovenproof dish.

Place the flour and oats in a bowl and mix well. Cut the margarine or butter into small cubes and add this to the oats and flour. Mix with your fingertips until it resembles an even crumb texture. Add the sugar and mix through.

Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the crumble is golden and the apple hot

Changes Made: I added some frozen mixed berries as we always seem to forget we had them. Also I did not have green apples so used pink instead, just didn't cook it for as long.

Results: Like a big hug!

Next Time: I would try with green apples as I like them more, but the OH wouldn't let me!