This weekend, I decided to make a dessert that can be had after a Sunday roast. Since a roast dinner is typically British, I decided to follow on with tradition and make an apple crumble, since this too, is another quintessentially British dish. I realised that when taking photographs for this post, that making an apple crumble look posh and fancy can be rather difficult but, I think that is what makes the apple crumble such a classic, as even though it doesn’t look particularly spectacular, its a good hearty and wholesome dessert. Instead of following one recipe, I followed a combination of two found both on the BBC website and by Mirror Columnist, Nadia Sawalha.
50g Caster Sugar
1 or 2 tsp. Cinnamon
170g Cold Unsalted Butter
170g Caster Sugar
200g Plain Flour
70g Fine Oats
Pinch of Salt
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3.
2. Core and peel the apples, and cut them into chunks. Place the apples into a pie dish or oven-safe dish.
3. Sprinkle over the caster sugar and cinnamon and then cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
4. In a bowl combine together the cold butter, caster sugar, plain flour, oats and salt using your fingers, until they resemble a fine crumble mixture. Sprinkle the crumble over the top of the warmed fruit and cook in the oven for a further 50 to 60 minutes, until firm and a golden colour.
5. Best served warm with lashings of cream or ice-cream!
Quick note before I go – The Great British Bake Off is back on our TV screens tonight, 8pm on BBC2.
Be there or be square!
– Charlotte x
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