Today kak Umi wanted me to teach her how to make apple crumble. I thought it would be good idea to post it on my blog too, in case there are people out there who also want to know. So no need to ask me anymore, make it yourself guys!
I think the great thing about apple crumble is that you most likely already have the ingredients in your house. If you don't, then go to Tesco and buy it. It's super cheap and not at all troubling. Also, this recipe can be altered to your own tasting. You can use other fillings.
- Strawberry Jam
- Crumble mix (plain flour, butter,
- Cinnamon, sugar, and salt, to taste.
The apples that I used were whatever I had in the fridge. They were super small and sweet. I didn't think it would make much of a difference to the taste, but it does. I usually buy the cheapest ones in Tesco so they aren't too small and are kind of sour (which I realised is good for my recipe because I like to add jam).
Cut the apples
Don't forget to remove the core and the seeds. The smaller you cut them, the less time it takes for them to cook on the stove. And I prefer to cut them chunky rather than slice them thinly. I don't know why...
Cook them on the stove
Make sure you cook the apples with just enough water so that it's not too dry but also not too watery! Apple crumble is not a liquid. Add or take out water if needed.
The reason I cook it, is so that it's soft and will take less time to cook in the oven. It also gives me a chance to add a bit of cinnamon flavour and salt and sugar to taste. So just do this to your preference because I don't have a specific amount that I add in. I just guess every time.
So, once it's soft, you can mash it to make it super soft. I tend to mash up 60% so there's a mixture of textures.
Add and spread a layer of jam on the top
The reason I add jam is because the cheap apples from Tesco tend to be a bit sour and the jam neutralises that. And because jam is cheaper than actual strawberries.
Maybe one day I will try an assortment of fruits. Fruit crumble?
The packet on the left was leftover crumble mix and it's branded but Tesco brand works just as fine and costs less than £1!
If you don't want to buy it, you can make it. You just need plain four, butter, sugar and salt.
Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until it resembles soft breadcrumbs.
Add sugar and salt to taste and mix.
(Optional - add crushed almonds)
Pop into the oven and bake for 20 minutes
I usually put the oven on whatever temperature and bake until the apple starts bubbling over the edge. And the crumble has turned golden brown and is slightly crunchy.
Yay, it's ready~
Yummy, yummy. You can choose to eat it with whatever you want.
- Evaporated milk
- Whatever else you can think of
Okay, now I have to go do my assignment ;___; bye.