My favourite party trick of 2011 – 2012 was to bring an apple crumble to a shindig. Why? For starters, it’s ridiculously easy to make. Like a locked in the basement Stevie Wonder could sort this shxt out if he was über keen. Also, it tastes pretty f’n good for something so simple and costs you next to nothing. To answer an adjacent question, yes, it uses real ingredients. No fake, substitute ish or bootleg flavourings.
The rationalisation is therefore, as follows:
Easy × Delicious × Lite on the wallet = perfect for meeting the parents for the first, fourth or fifth time.
Firstly you will need:
– 6 Granny Smith apples
– (like?) 3 tablespoons of caster sugar → depends if you prefer it more sour or sweet
– 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
– 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg
– 1/4 lemon
– rolled oats
– Granola clusters
– almond meal
– crushed walnuts
– icing sugar optional
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Phase 1. Peel and chop or slice the apples. *Note: the smaller the portions, the quicker it will cook.
Phase 2. Stir the caster sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg through the apples. Make sure all the pieces get a roughly even coat. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, glad wrap that shxt and store it in the fridge. Try and leave it for at least 2 – 3 hours.
Phase 3. Mix the rolled oats and Granola clusters. Once this is done, fold through the almond meal.
Phase 4. After the time is done, bring the apples out the fridge and distribute them into a tin foil baking tray. At this point pre heat the oven at 170 °C.
Phase 5. Evenly spread the crumble mixture across the top of the apples in the tray. Once done, sprinkle walnuts over the top.
Final Phase. Chuck it in the oven and bake that gypsy for 30 – 40 minutes, checking back on it now and then. It should be browned as the image above conveys. Once removed from the oven, let it sit for another 10 minutes. As a final touch, if you really want to be bourgie, sift some icing sugar over the top.
Now you’re ready for the boss fight.