Sorry it's been a while since I've been blogging. It's been a busy few months with work and studying part-time and the nerd that I am, I have been enjoying reading and studying whenever I have a free minute.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, it's a really simple, traditional dessert for these cosy wintery nights. The pre-cooking of the crumble gives it a lovely crunch and I think it's just the right amount of sweetness. Let me know what you think!
100g plain flour
60g light brown sugar
75g butter at room temperature, diced
50g rolled oats
25g flaked almonds
2 large Bramley apples
squeeze of lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 170C fan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sieve the flour into a large bowl, add the sugar and stir to combine. Add the butter, and then rub into the flour mixture using your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Spread the mixture evenly onto a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12- 15 minutes or until golden in colour.
Meanwhile, peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place in a saucepan with a good squeeze of lemon juice to stop the apples browning. Sprinkle over 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook over a medium heat for a 5-6 minutes until the apples are beginning to soften. Transfer the apple mixture to a shallow ovenproof dish.
When the crumble is ready, remove from the oven and toss through the flaked almonds. Spoon the crumble evenly over the cooked apples. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Pierce the crumble with a skewer to ensure the apples are nice and soft. If not, bake for an additional few minutes in the oven.