Autumn calls for baking – so why not make a foraged apple crumble after going for a foraging walk?
I am travelling around Ireland staying at various Airbnb (affiliate) places. I must say, Irish hospitality is truly legendary. I went on a foraging walk with my host and when we spotted some feral apples I decided to make apple crumble as a way to thank my host for her hospitality. These apples are crunchy and a bit tart, and I thought they would pair up really well with a rich and sweet crumble on top.
This recipe makes for a delicious breakfast, ideally with a nice cup of coffee and looking out onto a garden in the Irish countryside…
4 medium apples
150 gr plain flour or self-raising flour
100 gr sugar
100 gr butter
60 gr rolled oats
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Wash and slice the apples discarding the core. Place them in a bowl with two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of lemon juice.
Prepare the crumble in another bowl by combining the sugar and flour first, then adding fridge-cold butter cut into pieces. Work the butter into the flour and sugar mix with your fingers to create crumbles. All the flour should be coated with the butter. Add the rolled oats and mix well.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
Transfer the apples into a round baking dish (about 20 cm in diameter) and pack down well with a spoon. Top with the crumble mix and level out with a spoon.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for 40 minutes, keeping an eye on the topping to prevent it from browning too much.