Rainy weather recipe: Toffee apple crumble

Rosanna Briguglio

On those cold rainy days, bake yourself something sweet to warm right back up. As one of my favourite cold weather desserts, this recipe is a little twist on the classic Sunday lunch staple but makes for a much tastier dish and will impress family and friends alike.

Toffee Apple Crumble (serves 2)

[Photo credit: Rosanna Briguglio | rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk]
[Photo credit: Rosanna Briguglio | rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk]

Ingredients:

For the filling:

2-3 large cooking apples

100g of caster sugar

25g of butter

1 tablespoon of golden syrup

A splash of water

For the topping:

800g of plain flour

50g of brown sugar (plus a sprinkle extra for the top)

50g of unsalted butter

Ice cream (to serve)

[Photo credit: Rosanna Briguglio | rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk]
[Photo credit: Rosanna Briguglio | rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk]

To make:

1. Chop the apple into small chunks, removing the peel and the core. Place in a saucepan with a splash of water and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

2. Add the caster sugar, butter and syrup and leave the mixture until it thickens.

3. Meanwhile, combine the plain flour and brown sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

4. Spoon the apple filling mixture into two ramekins and top with the crumble mix and a sprinkle of brown sugar.

[Photo credit: Rosanna Briguglio | rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk]
[Photo credit: Rosanna Briguglio | rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk]

5. Bake at 180⁰ for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream for an extra treat!