Canadian winter calls for warm "and", not or, sweet food.
Apple crumble falls in the said category just perfectly.
It really does warm me up on cold winter days. It is a personal favourite of mine. I can eat this anytime, including for breakfast~
This is recipe from Suzanne, girlfriend of my school mate Geoff. She served it after a great English dinner. It was more than a decade ago. Wow. Time flies. Anyway, it was the best apple crumble I had in my life. She was so nice to share the recipe with me. :)
Here goes the recipe.
4 big apples or 5 medium size apples
1 + 1/4 Cup flour
1/2 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
2. Peel and core the apples, quarter and cut in to chunks.
3. Put the apples into a 9x9x2-inch glass baking dish with the 1/4 cup sugar, and sprinkle cinnamon.
4. Place the flour in a medium size bowl and mix well.
(I added cinnamon in flour mixture as well. It was by accident, but the result was quite decent)
5. Cut the butter into small cubes and add this to the flour. Mix with your fingertips until it resembles an even crumb texture.
6. Add the sugar and mix through.
7. Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture.
8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the crumble is golden and the apple hot.
Serve warm with cream or vanilla ice cream.
One of the most simple desserts fills your house with such sweet aroma that you will see everybody in the house entering the kitchen.
This luscious dessert is well served with thick cream or custard. But, I always do serve it with French vanilla ice cream~