LONDON – I’ve never been one to enjoy biting into an apple. It always makes the hair on my neck stand up. But I do enjoy the occasional golden delicious variety. However, when it comes to baking with apples, I’m a big fan.
One of my favourite recipes is apple crumble. It smells so great when it’s being prepared in the kitchen and it tastes so good. Here’s a recipe I’ve used since my varsity days. So simple.
2 cans of apples (I prefer the tinned kind because they’re soaked in their juices and bake nicely)
pinch of salt
2 tbl butter, melted
1-2 tsp cinnamon
some cloves, whole
1 cup and 2 tbl sugar (I like to use a brown sugar)
1 cup oats
1 cup flour
1 cup butter
- First, grease a baking tin. I typically use a lasagne dish. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
- Pour the apples into a bowl and mix with cinnamon, cloves, salt, 2 tbl sugar and 2 tbl melted butter
- Pour the apples into the lasagne dish
- Mix the flour, oats, remaining sugar and butter till it resembles chunky crumbs.
- Spoon this over the apples
- Bake for up to 1 hour or until the top is golden and crisp.
- Best served with vanilla ice cream or double thick cream
What else are apples good for?