rock’s post: apple granola crumble

Rock has recently become really obsessed with baking.  While I was on Skype with a friend yesterday, he went and made this apple crumble and was super stoked with himself.  He wanted me to blog about it but I didn’t even set foot in the kitchen the whole time so I don’t know what kind of mischief he was getting into.  Here’s his very own blog entry about it:

We started yesterday with the great idea of cleaning the fridge…  and we found a mountain of apples!  The best way and very tasty way to cook apples is apple crumble.

So I use :  1/2 cup of flour  /  1/2 cup brown sugar  /  2/3 cup butter  /  1/2 cup granola  /  1/2 cup sugar  / 1 tsp cinnamon  /  1 tsp pumpkin pie spice  / 10 apples (but you can use less, I just had a lot of apples!) / 1 lemon

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To start put the sugar in a cast iron pan (I used a casserole paella pan) with 1/2 cup of water.  With medium heat bring it to boil.  In the same time, grate 3 apples with the skin.  The skin has a lot of flavour so I keep it.  Keep an eye on the sugar/water solution, at one point the solution will turn brown, you don’t need to stir it, this is the perfect time to drop the grated apples in.  Add the zest of one lemon and its juice.  I add the cinnamon and pumpkin spice.  Stir it gently, the apple will almost melt in the sweet solution.  Turn off the heat.  This is the perfect time to pre-heat oven to 400F.  In the meant time, cut the remaining apples in bite size pieces, add to the pan and mix well with the sweet apple mix.

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In a different bowl, mix the floor, brown sugar and the butter together.  I add a pinch of cinnamon for the taste.  Mix until homogeny.  Add the granola and mix.  With care, put this mixture evenly over the apples.   Turn up the heat of the stove.   Cook it slowly until the juice of the apples boil then put the pan in the oven for 12 min.

Now you a have an amazing desert and the smell is wonderful!!!!

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