Hello cake lovers,
I didn’t forget about you! I’ve spent the past three weeks in New York City on vacation, and celebrating a friend’s wedding. I had every intention of blogging whilst I was out there but I’m not ashamed to say that I got caught up in the excitement of the Big Apple…
I stayed with family whilst in the States, only to arrive and find out that my Mother had told her sister that I would cook and bake regularly! (Thanks Mother.) So during my first week I treated my family to one of my favourite desserts, an apple crumble.
There’s nothing like the sweet and sour fusion of almost-crunchy apples resting underneath a roof of buttery crumble topping, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg. I wouldn’t do this blog-post justice without providing the recipe, bon appétit!
Over the next week I’ll be uploading a few other posts about desserts that I discovered in NYC so keep your eyes open.
Love & Big Apple Crumble,
½ tsp ground ginger – 1tsp
½ tsp ground cinnamon – 1 tsp
½ tsp ground nutmeg – 1tsp
3oz Caster Sugar – 6oz
8oz Plain Flour – 1pound
3oz Unsalted Butter – 6oz
2oz Brown Sugar – 4oz
Walnuts OR Chopped mixed nuts (Optional)
N.B. The measurements on the left are to make a small portion, and the measurements on the right are for a larger portion.
- Wash, peel and dice the apples into small squares and place into a saucepan. (I prefer to use green apples as they provide the sour kick, whilst the crumble adds the sweeter element.)
- Add the brown sugar, nutmeg and ginger to the apples and cook on the lowest heat for 5-7mins, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat once the apples are slightly soft.
- Place the flour, caster sugar, butter and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and use your hands to mix the ingredients together, whilst creating ‘crumbs’ in your fingertips.
- Pour the apples into a flat (Pyrex) dish (Optional: sprinkle nuts over the top of the apples), and layer the flour evenly over the apples.
- Place the crumble in the oven on a medium heat, no time specification. Check on the crumble every 10minutes by tapping the top of the crumble with your finger; it will have finished baking when the crumble is firm and golden brown.
Serve with vanilla ice-cream or custard.