Apple Crumble

I had a craving for apple crumble and custard over the weekend. Normally crumble isn’t something I make that often as we’re not a big crumble family. But I really fancied it and it turned out really well, if a little souffled in the oven as the apples continued to cook down! Proper winter warming fare 🙂

For 8 generous servings you need:
900g peeled and chopped cooking apples
100g vanilla sugar
225g plain flour
175g butter
175g demerara sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Begin by cooking the apples in a pan over a gentle heat. This will take about 15 mins. You want them mostly pulpy with still with some lumps. Meanwhile blitz the butter and flour in a food processor till it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and cinnamon to it. Pour into a baking dish and top with the crumble mixture. Bake at 180 degrees for about 30 mins. Serve with custard. Ours came from a tin. I don’t do making custard and anyway for comfort food like this you need ambrosia!

Meal Plans for Next Week

New year always sees a return to mostly vegan and usually middle eastern/far eastern meals as a contrast to the rich, UK fare of the festive season.

Next weeks meals are:
Thai coconut broth
Tofu satay and noodles
Dhal, rice and roti
Spaghetti and meatballs
Mexican – fajitas probably with rice, tortillas and chips and dips
Carrot and Jerusalem artichoke soup
Chicken noodle soup
Tortilla soup

Puddings are lemon suprise pudding, apple crumble and custard and syrup sponge and custard.