Saturday, March 17, 2007

recipe is: strawberry and apple crumble

la crumble

recipe was taken from someone who contributed to nigella's site. i tweaked the recipe a bit.


Crumble Topping

300 gms instant oats

60 gms brown sugar

165 gms butter

Fruit Filling

2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces

500 gms strawberries, sliced

120 gms coarse brown sugar

2 tbsp water



mix the oat and butter well, add sugar and mix til it resembles crumbs


place apple and water in a saucepan and on very low heat cook til apples begin to soften

add strawberries and sugar and mix thoroughly. take care not to leave it on the heat for too long as a lot of liquid will form and the filling will be very watery. leave it on the heat for a maximum of 2 minutes

spoon the filling into an oven proof dish and cover with crumble topping

bake in oven preheated to 190℃ for 25 - 30 minutes til the top is golden brown


you can vary the sugar weight for the fruit filling. if you get sour, tangy strawberries, use a little more sugar, if you've got sweet juicy fruits, use less sugar. it's a personal taste thingy :-p

i find that using oat gives the best crumble and texture. you can substitute with wholemeal flour or even plain flour, but i find that the result won't be as nice

use a deeper dish instead of one that wide and shallow

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