Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Apple Crumble

I have had this recipe in a notepad for a couple of years now always meaning to make it someday. That ‘someday’ finally came the other day :-).

Since I have never had apple crumble ever I was a wee bit unsure of how this would turn out so I halved all the ingredients. But boy, was I happy with the result and so were all at home. I will gladly double these proportions the next time. Here’s for the recipe...


250 grams apples (1 large),
½ cup whole wheat flour,
50 grams salted butter,
3 tbsp sugar ,
A pinch of salt,
A few drops of lemon juice,


Wash peel and chop the apples. Add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent browning. Mix in 1 tbsp sugar and cook on a low fire until soft and mushy. Set aside to cool.

Mix salt and 1 tbsp sugar with the flour. Lightly mix in the butter with your fingers, do not knead. Mix till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.

Layer the cooked apples evenly in a baking dish. Layer the flour mixture evenly on top and press down gently. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180oC. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 mins.

Slice and serve. It tastes best when warm.