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History Cookbook: Apple Crumble

This recipe is in categories Interwar Years, Baking, Desserts
About this recipe
Healthiness : (277 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Take care with peelers and sharp knives. Always peel away from your fingers and cut onto a chopping board.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Number of servings: 4
Serving suggestions: Serve with custard
This is a vegetarian recipe

The Interwar period generated much interest in baking. Traditional dishes such as crumbles and pies were very popular. There are many variations you might try, such as adding cinnamon and raisins or blackberries to the apples or chopped nuts into the topping, but the one cooked here is the simplest.
  • 2 cooking apples
  • 4 tbsp (50g) granulated or caster sugar
  • 1/2 oz (12g) butter for greasing
  • 6oz (175g) plain flour
  • 3oz (80g) caster sugar
  • 2oz (50g) butter (hard)
  • Peeler
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Oven proof dish
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Greaseproof paper
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Peel, core and slice the apples
  2. Arrange the slices in a greased oven-proof dish 
  3. Sprinkle on 4 tbsp sugar
  4. In a new bowl, rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs
  5. Mix the sugar in with a fork 
  6. Spoon it over the apples
  7. Bake in the oven Gas 4, 180C, 350F for 30 minutes
  8. Serve hot
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Name: BRUCE 20th April 2017
Name: Abdi 20th January 2017
its good
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its good
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