It's past the Winter Solstice- the shortest day of the year
This means that the weather gets colder, the snow on the mountains creeps lower, and it's definitely time for comfort food
Apples have been a ridiculous price lately, only 99c per Kilo, so when I staggered in with about 5 kilos the other day MiddleC and littlej both screamed "Apple Crumble!" After a brief negotiation over who would peel that many apples, I agreed
I always use coconut in my crumble recipe, I think it adds a lot of crunch and texture, and the addition of gf oats really does make it taste like a traditional Anzac Biscuit recipe. So despite it being July instead of April 25th, here we have one of my Family's Comfort Food Favourites- Anzac Apple Crumble!
Yummy Topping Ingredients
Anzac Apple Crumble
Whole heap of Apples
1 cup gf Oats
1 cup shredded Coconut
1/2 cup gf Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup melted Butter
1/4 cup Golden Syrup
big pinch Salt
Peel and chop your apples into nice big chunks. If you chop them too small they'll just break down into mushiness
Pop them into a fairly shallow greased dish
Mix together everything else
The best way to do this is to use your hands and squish, squish, squish away
Pat the crumble topping evenly over the apples- make sure it's not too loose but fairly nice and compact
Bake at 170*C for between 45 mins and an hour, or until the topping is nicely browned and cooked through and the apples are softened inside
Let the crumble sit for about 15minutes or so to set the topping
Dish up lovely big spoonfuls and serve with lots of lovely lactose free cream, ice cream or custard
Gorgeous crunchy topping, soft juicy apples, softly smooth cream.... yummo!
So Dear Readers, do you have a Family Favourite dessert, and how are you keeping warm this Winter?