If you follow me on Instagram, you'll already know that I've been recipe testing over the past couple of weeks. Excitingly, the recipes I'm testing are all my own. I've been trying to perfect every last detail in a little collection of 10 of my favourite original recipes. This is all in the name of an exciting project with Sophie, of The Student Wordsmith, which is currently under wraps. I don't want to say any more here, but I do want to share one of the ten recipes with you. It is quite frustrating photographing and tailoring dishes and then not share them with you, it doesn't feel right! So I've made an exception for this one. And it's way to tasty to keep to myself for much longer, anyway.
I am such a big fan of apple crumble. One, because like my Blackberry and Ginger Galette it's practically free. And two, it's apple crumble! How can you not love it?! It reminds me of being at home. If there is a dessert on the table, odds on it might be a crumble. Super straight forward and easy as pie (or crumble? Hardy haha...) to make.
I should probably explain the 'Pimped Out' bit of this recipe. All crumbles are good; apple, blackberry, pear - I'm not fussy. But crumbles are so easy to switch up and experiment with, it seems crazy to always do a traditional top. Enter the pimped out crumble. Say hello to muesli, raisins and cinnamon sugar. Simple additions, awesome results.
We need to get cookin'.
For Pimped Out Apple Crumble you will need:
150g plain flour
75g unsalted butter
75g caster sugar
75g raisins or sultanas
400g cooking apples, after being peeled and chopped
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
Begin by making the crumble top. Rub the butter, caster sugar and flour together until you have a breadcrumb consistency.
Stir in the muesli and raisins and then set aside.
Now for the filling. I like to use fresh fruit if I can get my hands on it because it doesn't go mushy, but frozen is fine.
Peel, core and chop your apples and then tumble them into your crumble dish.
Add your cinnamon and sugar
Stir through until your apples are all coated in the cinnamon sugar and pop in the cloves. Beware of these when eating, you don't want to chew on one!
Spoon the crumble top over the apples and smooth over.
Put in an oven preheated to 180c for 30 minutes until piping hot in the middle.
Scoop out sweet smelling portions into a bowl and get ready to tuck in!
You're going to love the crisp top, full of juicy raisins. It is so wonderful with the hot, cinnamon apples. Dribble.
I like to serve my crumble with custard. Loooooootttsss of custard.