Monday, 2 April 2012



300g plain flour
150g soft brown sugar
150g chilled butter (cubed)
3-5 bramley apples
1/2 tspn cinnamon
Extra sugar to sweeten the apples

In a mixing bowl, put the flour, sugar and butter and rub together with your fingers
until all crumbled together.

Peel, core and slice the apples and fill a deep baking dish with the prepared apple.
Spoon over a generous amount of sugar and the cinnamon. 
If you prefer, you can pre-cook the apple a little by stewing in a saucepan.
We find though that uncooked, the apple is soft but still formed and not mushy.

Evenly sprinkle the crumble over the apple and then a desert spoon of brown sugar over 
the top for a sugary crunch.
Pop into a pre-heated oven for 35-40 mins at 180°C


 Use a skewer to check the apple is cooked through, if not turn the temperature
down to 140°C for another 10 minutes or so.  More if needed.

We had already made some lemon ice-cream in an ice-cream maker that was lent to us to try.
First time we've ever used one and rather impressed - we followed the recipe that came with it. 
You might think lemon is the wrong flavour to put with apple crumble but not at all, it was absolutely delicious!


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