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Friday, July 1, 2011

Apple Crumble with Walnuts

                    Do make this and eat it with Ice Cream.


               6                   Granny Smith Apples
           3 - 4 Tablesp     Castor Sugar
           1/2 teasp           ground Cinnamon or Ginger Bread Spice


             40 gm              Walnuts, chopped
           150 gm               Plain Flour, sieved
           1/8 teasp            *Salt, [use three quarters of the 1/8 teasp the first time and if you find
                                                  the salt is NOT enuf, next round use ALL the 1/8 teasp]
             4                       [level] Tablespoon  Castor Sugar
         100 gm                  COLD Butter [remove from fridge.  Thaw for 15 minutes
                                                 then slice into long stripes]

  1. PREHEAT oven at 160 degrees Centrigrade for 15 minutes.
  2. Grease the baking dish/individual baking dish.
  3. Roughly chop walnuts.
  4. Place sliced apples in a big bowl.  Sprinkle in the sugar & Cinnamon, toss well.
  5. Arrange apples in layers into a large heatproof dish OR small individual containers; filling it at least 3 cm deep as the apples will cook down in the oven.
  6. Mix the chopped walnuts with the sieved flour, salt & sugar & rub in the cold butter with your fingertips until crumbly.  Sprinkle this over the apples and bake in preheated oven [160 degrees Centigrade] for 30 - 40 minuts or till the top is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.

        I can't emphase enough that everyone should know their own oven well.  When I first learnt this, the oven temperature recommended was 170 degrees Centigrade for 30 - 40 minutes but I found 160 degrees Centigrade works well for me :) so be the judge of your oven. Set the timer at 30 minutes first.

               Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia

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