Diary

Autumn smells with apples

29 września 2019

Yesterday our gardener woke us up at 8 a.m. with a sound of cutting the hedges. If you take into consideration, that for the last three weeks in the neighbouring garden they were digging deep holes and rows with heavy machines every day from 7 a.m. we were quite annoyed with another day of noises in the garden. But our hearts melted a little bit when we found a package of apples in front of our door. We have a common garden that has an apple tree and every September we get our own apples. This Sunday morning I asked J. to stop at the petrol station because I wanted to get some flour. When I said, that I decided to bake an apple crumble he was super happy and told me, that the moment he saw the apples he really hoped for that. I love baking, but the last time a made something sweet was for my father in law for his birthday in… March. Long-time ago as you can see. After we came from holidays in July we both try to stick to low carb and low sugar diet and apple crumble with 300 grams of flour and 200 grams of powder sugar is neither of these things. But this sunny autumn day convinced us that apple crumble is the right way to go.

When my husband was peeling the potatoes for lunch (no carb died today big times) I peeled the apples and I cut them into cubes. Then I roasted them in a pan with two spoons of crystal sugar. When they are soft and start to make the most beautiful smell we can take them off the stove. After lunch, I put in a bowl sieved flour and icing sugar with a teaspoon of baking powder and butter. I kneaded the dough and divided it into halves. Into one bowl I add one egg and kneaded it again while adding a little bit more flour. I filled the bottom of my baking form with this part and made wholes with the fork. I baked it for 15-20 minutes in 175 degrees until it got a delicate brown colour. Then I put the apples on the top and covered everything with the crumble part of the dough that I had in the other bowl. I baked it again around 20 minutes until the crumble got lightly brown. Tastes the best served hot with vanilla ice-cream, but probably you know that very well.

After all, we forgave our gardener waking us up on Saturday morning and although he led us to temptation with these apples, it was worth every bite.

For the apple crumble:

  • 8 big apples
  • 300 grams of flour
  • 200 grams of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 spoons of crystal sugar
  • 250 grams of butter
  • 1 egg

 

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