Apple crumble

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For the crumble.

  • 300g/10½oz plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
  • 175g/6oz unrefined brown sugar
  • 200g/7oz unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
  • Knob of butter for greasing

For the filling.

  • 450g/1lb apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½ in pieces (use bramley or cox apples)
  • 50g/2oz unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon

Preparation method

1.Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

2.Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

3.Place the fruit in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir well being careful not to break up the fruit.

4.Butter a 24cm/9in ovenproof dish. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.

5.Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.

6.Serve with thick cream or custard.

Note: you can use any ingredients you like. You could even add sultanas, chocolate chips. For additional sizzle you can make your own ganache by melting chocolate and mixing in cream and cover top of crumble and sprinkle chopped diced strawberries. Instead of apples you can make a rhubarb crumble or a pear crumble, even a peach crumble [img][/img] Just use your imagination

Cooking food does not have to be one way or another. Add your own twists and turn and make your dish into something spectacular


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