Sunday, June 3, 2012
You will need
3 or 4 apples, peeled and cut in cubes.
200 gr flour
200 gr butter (cold and cut in cubes)
200 gr sugar (or less if you don't have such a sweet tooth)
cinammon, ginger and nutmeg (powdered)
Here's what to do
Preheat oven to 180ºC. In a pan with a little bit of water (just a thin layer) cook the apple cubes until they soften a bit (not very much, since they will also spend a while in the oven). If you like, you can add a branch of cinammon and some sugar to the pan where you'll simmer the apples. In the meantime, put the flour and the cubes of cold butter together in a bowl and rub in the butter in the flour using your hands. (Here is a video explaining how tu rub butter in flour). Once the butter-flour mixture resembles bread crumbs add the sugar, sprinkle the cinammon, ginger and nutmeg to your taste and mix. Butter an oven dish, put the apple in the bottom and top it with the crumble mixture. Put in the oven for 40-45 min, or until the top is golden brown and you see the fruit bubbling from the sides. You can also use the broiler for the last minute or two to get a nice color. And voilà. Enjoy with clotted cream, or even better, ice-cream.