A couple of weeks ago my niece Thaakirah put this bowl of apple crumble in front of me, I was busy on my PC and didn’t pay much attention to anything until I put a spoon in my mouth. My God! What?! It was delicious and she just quickly whipped it up after supper one evening.
The worst part of this recipe was prepping almost half a kilo of apples because I’m lazy!
So I asked her for it and she said “Oh, just go to the BBC website, it’s on there.” So I did, and so that you don’t have to, I’ll give it to you here:
- 300g plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
- 175g unrefined brown sugar
- 200g unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
- Knob of butter for greasing
- 450g apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in pieces
- 50g unrefined brown sugar
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/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 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, ice cream or custard.