Last night, for a NYE party, I made a delicious apple crumble from Nigella Lawson's cookbook "How To Eat". There are actually 2 recipes for apple crumble so I kind of mixed both recipes. Apple crumble is really easy to do but it needs to be served hot, and if possible, straight after being cooked in the oven. See below for the recipe.
Ingredients for apple compote:
1 kg of apples ( I mixed royal gala + granny smith)
2 tbsp raisins
3 tbsp warm rum (optional)
1 tsbp butter
Ingredients for crumble:
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
75g unsalted butter, cold and cut in small cubes
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp white sugar
Here's how you do it:
Cover the raisins with the warmed rum/water. Peel, core, and cut the apples into dices. Cook in a pan with the butter and add the raisins when they have grown in size. Add a little water so the apples don't burn. Cook for about 5 minutes and put aside.
Warm your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
To make your crumble:
Put the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt in a bowl. Add the cold cubes of butter and using the tips of your fingers, rub it into the flour. Stop when your mixture resembles oatmeal. Stir in the sugars. Put this mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes while you prepare the pie dish.
In a rectangle pie dish, pour the apple compote then pour in the crumble. Cook for about 25-35 minutes.
When it's done, eat with vanilla ice cream :)