Sunday, October 25, 2009

How to make a crumble?

This has got to be one of my favorite desserts! My family loves it too and we mainly all have birthday's in fall/winter so when we have a little dinnerparty I am usually asked to make a crumble. With all these ingredients, this just makes for a lovely fall dessert!
Here is what you need:
apples, pears, raisins (golden & brown), dried apricots,
walnuts, almond slices, 75g sugar, 75g butter, 75g flour
, baking dish
(the original recipe also adds grapes and dried prunes but
I didn't have 'em when I made this)
You can converse the metric here.
Poor some hot water over the raisins and let them
sit in the water for a while so that they can get soft.
Peel the apples and pears and chop 'em up in small pieces.
Put them in a baking dish.
Squeeze the water out of the raisins and put them on top of the apples/pears.
Cut the dried apricots in little pieces and add them to the dish.
Chop up some walnuts and add 80% of them to the dish and put 20% in bowl.
Chop up some almonds and add 80% of them to the dish and put 20% in bowl.
This is how it should look.
Mix all the fruit & nuts in the baking dish with a spoon.
Add the sugar to the chopped up nuts/almonds.
Add the flour to the chopped up nuts/almonds.
Add the melted butter to the chopped up nuts/almonds.
Mix it all up with a spoon or your hands. It should crumble a bit.
If it's too sticky, add a bit of flour until you can crumble the dough.
Crumble the dough over the dish with mixed up fruit.
It should look like this:
Put the crumble in a preheated oven for 40 √† 45 minutes at 180°C.
Serve hot with icecream on the side.