My Mum on the other hand has a small orchard, lots of apples trees, plums and pears, so I now have two crates of apples in my shed waiting to be used up over the winter. I started off with a really simple apple crumble, simple but oh so tasty. Sometimes there is just that need for proper comfort food and apple crumble is definitely that. I served it with homemade blackberry ripple ice cream.
Apple Crumble (from BBC Food)
300g plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
175g unrefined brown sugar
200g unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
Knob of butter for greasing
50g demerara sugar
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
squeeze lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Put the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Add the butter and rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Butter a 24cm ovenproof dish. Spoon the apples into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the apples are bubbling.
Serve with ice cream.