Saturday, February 23, 2008

Apple Crumble


this was specially made for layz and boon for their birthday! we celebrated their belated birthday at cblc last wednesday.

i made the shortcrust pastry for this one. yupp so there were three parts to it - the base, the apple filling and lastly the crumble top.


and i also added mixed fruits to the apple filling - raisins, cherries, orange peel etc etc..

layz said she liked the crust!

but i wished i had added more of the apple filling cos it turned out too flat haha. i used 5 granny smith apples this time; maybe i'll use about 8-9 the next time round!

this is a rather simple bake! i used my hands to mix everything; no mixer used at all! haha which also meant i had less washing up to do :p yea i hate having to clean up after baking!

schoolwork is piling up :( so there will lesser bakes coming from me during this period:(:(

i'll be back baking sooooooonn i hope :)

Recipe for the crumble and filling is adapted from FatBoyBakes. Pastry recipe was adapted from alex goh's "Irresistible Pastry".

Shortcrust Pastry:

125 gm. plain flour
75 gm. chilled butter
20 gm. sugar
1 small egg yolk
20 gm. iced water

Rub flour, butter and sugar with fingers until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Then add in iced water to form a smooth dough. Knead dough lightly. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface or in between 2 pieces of non-stick baking paper to thickness required and line the oven-proof dish.

Preheat oven to 180C. Place a sheet of aluminum foil over pastry.

Bake for 15-20mins or until pastry is golden brown.

Pour the apple filling over the pastry, then lightly sprinkle the crumble topping over it.

Bake in a 180 degC oven until browned for about 30 minutes.

Filling:

5 granny smith apples, peeled and cored, cut into thin slices.
2 table spoons of brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of clove powder
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup of mixed fruits

I cooked the above mixture in a large pan for about 15 minutes on low fire. I like my apples to be soft and tender.

Crumble:

2 cups flour
125 gm. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup of quick-cooking oats

Rub in the butter into the flour & sugar, until it resembles breadcrumbs. I used my hands! Be careful not to over do it. Rub in the quick-cooking oats last.

Enjoy :)

4 comments:

fatboybakes said...

ah, i'm always too lazy to make the pie base, cos usually i only make crumble as a last minute dessert, as it takes all of 10 minutes to prepare. (assuming maid peels apples la)even faster would be peach and banana... no peeling required.

ting said...

hello fbb,

haha and also assuming no cleaning up to do after that! yupp will try with peach and banana the next time round :)

june said...

hey yuting,

i've seen the picture and the food looks delicious! (though i've not tasted them.) i think you can start thinking about venturing into selling them! =p jia you!

i'll be your customer if you sell them! =p

cheerios,
june

ting said...

hello june,

thanks for dropping by :)
next time got chance i treat you to my bakes!

till then we shall be back in lab synthesizing complexes and crystals...:p