Thursday, July 26, 2012

Apple Crumble

I think of this as a 3 step process.

ONE.  Cook the Apple filling in a pot (Or skip the cooking. Just combine, cover with crumble, and bake for firmer apple filling)

Green Apples, 3-4, skinned & cubed
Cinnamon, slightly less than 1/2 tsp
Salt, a pinch
Plain flour, 3/4 tbsp
Raisins, 1/2 cup, and you could soak them in water a little beforehand
Brown sugar, 1/8 cup

TWO.  Combine the crumble in a bowl. I like this part.

Brown sugar, 1/2 cup
Plain flour, 1 cup
Butter, firm, 1/2 block, chopped into cubes
Digestive biscuits (I usually use McVities), about 1 cup or 6-7 biscuits.  Put in a clean plastic bag and reduce the biscuits to crumbs.
Combine in a bowl using the rubbing method i.e. use your finger tips to mix the butter with the dry items and try not to melt the butter in the process. You'll want a crumbly mixture at the end of it.

THREE.  Assemble & Bake.

I used these little ramekins, and a glass dish.
Ladle the filling from step 1 into the ramekins/dish (actually I did this right after cooking it)
Distribute the crumble from step 2 in each ramekin/dish, covering the filling below.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150 degrees for about 15-20 min.

VOILA.  Serve with vanilla ice-cream. Bon Apetite.

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