Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

All of a sudden the temperature has dropped and from warm sunny days of 22C, it’s become overcast and 16C.  We’ve been waiting a long time for some cooler weather and the opportunity to light a fire and  have some warming food – pot au feu, cocido, onion soup with melting hot gruyere.  Along with comfort food come winter desserts – fluffy whipped cream concoctions just won’t do which is why tonight, we made one of our favorites.  The classic apple crumble has many different versions but we made the simplest one.  For a fast and easy pudding, this tops the list – apples, sugar, flour, butter and oats and dessert is ready in half an hour.  Make sure you have either creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream to make it perfect.  Winter’s here!
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Easy Apple Crumble

  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 175 grams unsalted butter, cold and cut into small chunks
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 50 grams oatmeal
  • 900 grams tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Mix the flour and butter together, either in a food processor, or with your hands until it becomes like rough sand.
  • Add in the brown sugar and the oatmeal.
  • Place the chopped apples in a baking dish (use one that can go in the oven that you can then serve the dessert in).  Line the bottom with the apples.
  • Top with the crumble mixture and make suer to cover all the apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top is crisp.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche.
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