I think the weather has also been affected by the virus. Like us, it’s been suffering from mood swings, cold one day hot the next. I'm sure the weather will settle soon but in the meantime, let's enjoy the sunshine people, stop and smell the roses, or in my case the frangipanis. I love frangipanis.
I had been asked to make an easy, simple, no fuss, apple crumble. So off I went in search of my favourite recipe and found the perfect one. No-fuss, no kitchen aid, no special kitchen tools, just a bowl, a baking dish a knife and a spoon.
If you look up traditional apple-crumble recipes you will find they all have exactly the same ingredients. So what makes an apple crumble great? The apple tastes sweet and sour and the crumble tastes sweet but not too sweet, the apple has a crunchy soft texture while the crumble is crumbly and crunchy! So this is how I see it, the apple crumble is the apple pie’s third cousin, once removed, but if you get the right texture, the right combination of sweet and sour and give the crumble a mighty crunch, then it becomes the apple pie’s sibling, so without further ado, Facebook friends, I give you the apple pie’s sibling, the APPLE CRUMBLE!
Ingredients Apple Filling
1kg Granny Smith apples, weight before peeling
1 tbsp white flour
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice, or water (I use lemon juice)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2-1 cup brown sugar (loosely packed) depends on how sweet you like it.
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
125g unsalted butter, melted
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 180C.
Peel apples, and cut into cubes.
Place chopped apples in a bowl and sprinkle with flour, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in lemon juice. Spread apples evenly in a( 24cm x24cm x 5cm deep) baking dish .
Place topping ingredients in a bowl and mix until clumps form. Spread over the apples, crumbling with fingers.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice-cream.
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