Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Apple Crumble



Apples are a-fallin' so crumble shall be made. Along with a good strudel, delicious, comforting and seasonal crumbles are the quintessential autumnal puddings of dreams. A scoop of vanilla ice-cream or a blob of cold custard is perfect for cooling down each mouthful, because we all know waiting for an apple crumble to cool down of its own accord is pretty much impossible - it's too tasty to wait!

This one is so quick and easy to prepare that your six year old could make it. In fact, mine did! We made ours whilst our roast was cooking, and popped it in to cook just before we sat down to eat our dinner.

For the apple filling:
3 or 4 cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/3 cup of sugar
A sprinkling of cinnamon (optional)

For the crumble topping:
225g plain flour
125g sugar
125g non-dairy spread (I used Vitalite)

Step one: Preheat the oven to 160C / Gas mark 4. Place the diced apples into a baking dish and sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon. Toss together so the apple is evenly coated.

Step two: Sieve the flour and sugar in to a large bowl and rub the spread into it, until a crumble texture is achieved. Pour over the apple in the baking dish and even out. Bake for approx. 30 mins, or until the crumble is golden and the apple is tender.

Step three: Serve immediately with non-dairy ice-cream or custard.

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