Wednesday, 22 June 2011

comfy apple crumble

Between my mum and I, we have an awful lot of gadgets at home. The bread machine permanently lives in the laundry now as we've stopped using it, I have a donut machine, an ice shaving machine, a waffle machine, a takoyaki machine, a jaffle maker, an ice cream machine, a soft serve machine (which mum got for her birthday this year) and there's still the regular appliances like the steamer, the sandwich maker, the toaster which adorn our kitchen benches. I really didn't think we'd need an apple peeler when some of our machines at home haven't even been used but I've changed my mind, this is one of the coolest gadgets I've ever seen!

Here's the apple peeler at work. The apple goes in one side, you crank the handle on the other and off it peels and cores the apple.

The peeled, cored and slinkified green apples are now ready to be used for a comfy apple crumble. The recipe is from Jo Seager's 'Everyday Cooking'.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Coat a baking dish with non stick baking spray. Slice the 'slinkified' apples and place them in a layer in the prepared dish. Mix the juice of 1 lemon with 1/2 cup water and drizzle over the apple slices. Place the grated rind of 1 lemon, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 3/4 brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup rolled oats and 100g softened unsalted butter in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle this over the apples.

Bake for 40 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.

Absolutely delicious served with plain vanilla ice cream (I do recommend Connosieur).

With the cold weather, I've been doing a few tray bakes and puddings and this comfy apple crumble has been one of my favourites. Best enjoyed warm but reheats pretty well the next day - just put it back in the oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes. One of the things I really loved about this recipe was the hint of lemon you get when you bite into the baked apple - absolutely delectable and really one would hardly think that putting sour green apples with lemons (which are also sour) would make for such a comfort dessert (it definitely wasn't one bit sour at all!) 


mashi said...

Looks absolutely delish and I love your apple corer/ peeler, so cool!

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

I'm very wary about kitchen gadgets because bench and cupboard space is precious at my place. I do have an ice-cream churner but I've only made sorbet in it thus far - need to rectify!

char said...

coolest machine ever!

Joanna said...

ditto to what char said ;)