Sorry, crumble is never going to make a good model. The lumps at the back are ice-cream and not mushrooms. Just had to clear that up. This is a nice sweet version and has a good amount of topping. I really enjoyed it, as did Mr Muffin.
I make a crumble every so often because Mr Muffin has a right old English soft spot for the pudding. He particularly likes my mum’s crumble after a good hearty roast. This doesn’t happen often as she lives in England and so I have to step up and make the crumble.
The original recipe was on BBC Good Food, one of my favourite food sites. I have scaled it down, altered it and made it easier for us cup measure users. The twist is the jam and orange juice.
Apple Crumble - Muffinmum.com
5 apples (green tart ones are very good)
2 tablespoons apricot jam
1/2 c orange juice
3/4c plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4c of raw sugar
50g cold butter cubed
1 tbsp golden syrup
Heat the oven 180c
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and place in the bottom of a suitable dish.
Stir jam and orange juice into the apple.
In bowl mix oats, flour, cinnamon and sugar.
Add cubed butter and rub into dry mixture, stop when it looks like lumpy sand.
Drip golden syrup over the crumble and stir in.
Sprinkle crumble topping over the fruit.
Gently press until lightly compacted and flattened.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, make sure the apples are bubbling and the top is lightly browned.
Cool for around 10 mins.
* I put it in the oven for last 15 minutes of dinner cooking time, turn oven off and leave to finish while we eat dinner.