Last year when I was living in Sydney for work and missing Tony who stayed behind in Wagga Wagga, my sister would have me round for dinner on a Friday night. She'd make my favourite foods - spaghetti bolognese followed by apple crumble for dessert - and it was the best.
As far as comfort food goes, apple crumble is right up there. It's quick to make and easy to eat in front of the telly, accompanied by a melty blob of ice cream :)
This recipe comes from my sister-in-law Emma, who is famous for crumble on Tony's side of the family. She also managed to save a disaster crumble I made one Easter, which didn't brown and had tiny crumbs! I reckon this is the only apple crumble recipe you'll ever need.
Emma's apple crumble
5 green apples
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup water
For the crumble
3/4 self raising flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Peel and slice the apple, and place in a saucepan on medium heat with sugar and water. Cook until soft. To make the crumble, place the flour, sugar and cinnamon into a medium bowl, add the butter and rub it into the mix until it resembles rough breadcrumbs. Grease a baking dish (I skipped this step and it came out fine), add the apple and place the crumble on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
And just a tip:
Tony made some coconut ice cream from Diner to go with the crumble and it was delicious! His mum recommends adding crushed nuts to the crumble mix, macadamias are her favourite.
P.S - You might also like Jemma's chocolate birthday cake.