8 March 2011
APPLE CRUMBLE QUICK AND EASY
My sweet tooth decided to flare
up at 11pm last night, but the cupboards were bare
and the local shops were all closed.
Not that they actually cater to my sweet tooth.
The best they do is Romany Creams or Cadbury’s
While desperately searching through
the cupboards for ingredients to whip up something,
without much hope of success, my eye happened to
fall on the Granny Smith apples in the basket on
the kitchen counter.
Slowly, out of the cobwebs of my
mind, a solution reared its head.
Simple, quick and easy with very
1 ½ cups plain cake flour or whole wheat
if you prefer
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fine cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey or sugar
6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced. (Red apples
are best but you can use any apples)
½ cup brown sugar
In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt
Mix this thoroughly with a fork or your fingertips
until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add more
flour if the texture is too wet.
Now add the brown sugar and mix in.
Peel the apples and cut into quarters.
Core the quarters and then slice thinly.
Grease an ovenproof pyrex or ceramic
dish with butter.
Sprinkle a thin layer of the flour mixture on the
bottom of the dish and press flat.
Now spread the sliced apple over this.
Sprinkle evenly with fine cinnamon and sugar or
Cover evenly with the remainder of the flour mix.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180
degrees for 35-40min, or until the crust is golden
If you prefer, you can also enhance the colour and
texture of the crust by grilling on the top shelf
for about 45 seconds, but be careful not to burn
to cool and serve with whipped cream, ice-cream
or vanilla custard.