Friday, September 28, 2012

Apple Crumble

It's been years since I have made apple crumble - partly because I have no crowd to feed it to and party because I like my mum's apple crumble best, and that one was made in a food processor. I haven't had a food processor that works in all my student years and that's a lot - nearly 8 years now! The food processor is neccessary to cut the oats up, so that they are not chewy. It's just not the same when you use whole oats. Finally I decided to have a go at processing the oats with my hand blender and it worked! I had to guess at the proportions because it had been so long, but the end product was just right. Then I proceeded to eat far too much of it, with a generous serving of custard.

Apple Crumble

6 cooking apples
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
75 grams butter

First, stew the apples a little to make sure that they will be properly soft. Peel and core them, chop them up and place in a pot with the first measure of sugar and cinnamon, and a little water. Place a lid on the pot and let the water come to a boil until the apples are mushy.

Prepare the crumble by placing the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon in a food processor and chopping them together until the oats are fine. Then soften the butter in the microwave until it is half melted and add this to the dry ingredients, giving it another whiz in the processor. What you should have after that is a moist, crumbly mixture that sort of holds itself together when you press it into a ball - if it seems too dry add a bit more butter.

Place the apples in a large oven dish and crumble the oat mixture over the top. If you are like me and need some chocolate, sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Then bake at about 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes or so, until the crumble is cooked and crunchy.

1 comment:

  1. It looks wonderful!
    My family loooooooooooves apple-crumble
    I like the idea of using roll-oats and I will try it next time
    Thanks for sharing :)


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