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Chapter 20 (Apple Crumble)

‘Apple Crumble’

You will need:

2kgs of cooking apples
50g caster sugar (for cooking the fruit)
100g plain flour
50g wholemeal flour
50g porridge oats
100g unsalted butter
200g light golden brown sugar
Butter to grease baking dish


Preheat the oven to 170oC/Gas Mark 5.
Core, peel and chop the apples into smallish chunks and cook in a saucepan with a splash of water and the caster sugar over a medium heat until softening (still with a bit of bite and not a pulp). This takes about 5 minutes.
Put the plain and wholemeal flours and the oats into a mixing bowl and chop in the butter.
Use your fingertips to crumble the flour, oats and butter together until it starts to resemble breadcrumbs.
Add the brown sugar and mix well with a fork.
Place the cooked apples in a large greased baking dish and scatter the crumble mixture on top – press it down lightly but do not over-compact it.
Bake for 35–40 minutes.
Delicious on its own, even better with custard or vanilla ice-cream.

After eating a couple of the freshly baked sausage rolls for tea, Eva tucked into a portion of the crumble. Adorned with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream it was delicious.

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Irish Author - Dubut romantic fiction novel 'Good Enough' published in 2021. 'Gimme Dinner' a collection of 50 great dinner recipes published in 2022. 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016 .'Gimme the Recipe' published in 2012. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.