Monday, April 17, 2006

recipe is: cinnamon fruit crumble


2 apples, skinned, cored and thinly sliced. soak in water to prevent it turning brown

2 pears, skinned, cored and thinly sliced

4 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder

250 gms butter, use straight from fridge. do not leave at room temperature

375 gms plain flour

3 tsp baking powder

200 gms castor sugar

10 tbsp instant oats

4 tbsp uht milk


preheat the oven to 200 ℃

drain the apples, mix thoughly with pears, brown sugar and cinnamon powder. set aside

into a mixing bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. add castor sugar, oats and butter. using a butter knife, cut the butter into small pieces. then, use your fingers to mix everything together, taking care to "rub" the mixture into the butter, forming a crumbly kind of texture

line a large baking dish with half the fruits, top with half the pastry mix and sprinkle 2 tbsp of milk on to the top. put the second half of the fruits on top, and again cover with the pastry mix and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of milk

bake in the oven for 30 mins or until the top turns golden brown

* serve hot with vanilla ice cream or on its own

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