Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Crumble

Crumble

What’s for tea today you might ask? Well, it was apple crumble from Spinelli’s, thick wedges of crunchy yummy goodness. The best part of any crumble whatever, would be the crumble, well to me anyways. It’s pretty easy actually to make the crumble, a mixture of flour, brown sugar, butter, some cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg, combined into a rough mixture and just sprinkle over a blueberry cake (I’ll post this recipe once I remember my measurements for the ingredients, haven’t made blueberry crumble cake in a long while) or even an apple pie if one does not have enough dough to make an upper crust.  Spinelli’s Apple crumble is pretty good if one cannot be bothered to make by oneself, it’s not too sweet and its crumble uses almonds to give it an added crunch, the base is a little soggy though.

If you’re interested in making your own apple pie or apple crumble you can try this out:

Ingredients:
2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
6 green apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
juice of 1 small lemon

Directions:
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; cut in butter. Add egg and enough milk to make a soft dough. Roll 1/2 inch thick and line greased 9-inch baking pan with the dough. Cover dough with sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon and maple syrup and lemon juice. Remainder of the dough, top the pie with a plaid pattern. Brush with egg wash and bake in 230 deg. C. oven for 30 min. or until browned.

And if you want to make the crumble for the apple, skip the plaid crust, keep the remaining dough for another pie and instead follow this recipe:

Ingredients for Crumble

1/2 cup plain flour
4 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
60gm of butter cut into cubes or mashed whatever suits your fancy

Directions

Mix flour, sugar, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter in a bowl, using the tips of your fingers, mashed them all up till the mixture resemble crumbs. Sprinkle over the apple topping.  And bake until it’s nice and golden.

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