Sunday, May 13, 2012

Apple Crumble with Custard.

We cook the apple in the microwave first to speed up the baking in the oven (down to 15 minutes). A whole variety of fruits can be used instead of apple.
The combination of the crunchy sweet crumble topping with the soft cinnamon apples and the velvety custard is a winner.
Try not to burn the custard, keep stirring it until it is like velvet (smooth and creamy). If it boils, take it off.

Apple Crumble and Custard

Wooden Chopping board
Sharp knife
Measuring cups/spoons
Baking dish
Glass bowl (for microwaving)
Bowl for mixing

Ingredients (per pair)
Apples, 2, peeled, cored and sliced
Lemon juice, 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp
Rolled oats, ½ cup
Flour, 1/4 cup
Coconut, 1/4 cup
Brown sugar, 3 Tbsp
Butter, 50g, melted
Cloves, 1/4 tsp

Oven on to 1800C
1.    Peel, core and slice up the apples.
2.    Mix with the lemon juice and cinnamon.
3.    Microwave for 3 minutes.
4.    Mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, oats, coconut, brown sugar and cloves).
5.    Add the melted butter and mix with fingers to make a breadcrumb texture.
6.    Arrange the cooked apple on the base of the baking dish.
7.    Pour the crumble mix on the top and smooth over.
8.    Bake for 15 minutes or until the crumble topping is golden brown.
9.    Serve with custard.

Small pot
Measuring cup/spoons
Wooden spoon
Mixing bowl

Custard powder, 2 Tbspn
Sugar, 2 tsp
Milk, 1 cup, heated in microwave

1.    Mix the custard powder and sugar into a bowl, add ¼ cup milk and mix to a paste.
2.    Add rest of the milk (3/4 cup) and mix well.
3.    Pour into a pot and heat.
4.    Stir constantly until custard boils and thickens up.
5.    Take off the heat and pour around the apple crumble.

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