Saturday, June 16, 2007

Apple crumble and vanilla custard

My sister has been asking me to make this homely dessert and I decided to indulge her craving this weekend. Hope you will enjoy it too....



Apple Crumble

3 Granny smith apples
3 red cox apples
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
pinch of salt

Core and cut the apples into large cubes.
In a pan add all of the ingredients and bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Take off heat and place in an ovenproof dish

For the crumble:

80g of almond, place into food processor till crumb like consistency.
80g chilled butter
180g self-raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
110g brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Added chilled butter to flour and rub it in, till it resembles breadcrumbs add the remaining ingredients and continue to maintain the same consistency. Do not over rub as butter may melt.

Top the cooked apples (which were placed in an oven proof dish) with the crumble mixture and pat it in firmly.

Bake for 35 minutes in oven. Serve with vanilla custard.

Vanilla custard

300ml of milk
3 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
3 teaspoon cornflour
40 g sugar

Heat milk and vanilla extract and keep it on simmer.

Meanwhile whisk egg yolks, cornflour and sugar till the mixture turns light yellow and light. Pour a little of the milk into the egg mixture continuing to whisk while doing so. Keep whisking and gradually adding all the milk. Keep whisking to avoid getting the eggs from curdling. Now pour back the mixture into the milk pot and stir with wooden spoon till you reach a custard consistency. Do not take your eyes away from it even for a sec as the consistency changes from liquid to cream like in a split second. Keep stirring. Take off the heat once you reach this custard consistency.

Serve and enjoy with any dessert.

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