Apple crumble

Hello January!! 

I guess we’re off to a flying start with all the good intentions we’ve made for this year. Well… since it’s January, it’s all about trying new things. So… I thought it would be wonderful to make apple crumble –

 a British classic and one of my all-time favourite desserts. 

In fact, I must confess I’ve never made my own apple crumble before – though have had it many times from supermarkets… 

I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious and heart-warming it was – totally worth a try!!

You’ll need

3 Bramley apples (or any cooking apples)

3 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp water

1 tsp cinnamon

The crumble:

100g plain flour

100g butter, chilled

3 tbsp caster sugar


1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. Peel, core and cut the apples into quarters and then, slice it into halves. Distribute them evenly into an oven-proof dish and mix with caster sugar, water and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. For the topping: add the butter, sugar and plain flour into a large bowl and rub the mixture between your palms quite finely to produce a bread crumb-like mixture. At this stage, you can also add rolled oats for a more chewer texture, but it is optional. 

3. Finally, assemble your master-piece by covering your apple mixture with the crumble mixture. Gently press the crumble towards the apples in order for it to hold its shape. Then, all ya have to do is put it in the oven for about 35 mins, or until the crumble goes golden and apples are soft. 

4. Serve with yoghurt, berries or custard to compliment your apple crumble. Alternatively, have it as it is. (still delicious either way)

Et voila… A simple, yet scrumptious dessert! 


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