Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Apple Crumble

Ah... Hadn't updated for so long. You must be wondering whether I even remembered this blog existed. T-T

I've been overloaded by mounds of coursework to do and lectures to go through. Imagine us, 20-something-year olds, in the most exciting phase of our l-i-f-e, having to wake up at 7.30am, get ourselves to the lecture halls at 8.30am, spend a horrible 4 hours there, then have a lunch break for an hour, and continuing the torture for another 5 hours till 6.15pm. I mean, yeah, gaining knowledge is important for our field. But do you notice how this regime is going to churn out eye-ringed, sallow-faced, shaky-kneed individuals, claiming to be pharmacists? I don't see where this will get us. T-T

Ok lah. Enough of my grumblings. I shall now feed you with sweetums. :P I've been making apple crumble for the past 4 days. *Sounds like I've been making them non-stop for 4 days. But, you get what I mean. :P* I've discovered that our humble little toaster-oven is up to the task of baking! Wow... I've only started with apple crumble. The results are greatly delactabuhls and highly addictive. :P

Apple Crumble (for two)

4 small apples OR 2 large apple
5-6 tablespoons plain flour
6 tablespoons sugar
about 3-5 tablespoons butter

1. Wash and cut the apples into cubes, or just very tiny wedges, like what I did.

2. Toss them in 2 table spoons of sugar. Put them in to toast/bake for about 10 minutes while you make the crumble.

3. Put everything else into a large bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingers. The texture of the batter will determine the outcome. Meaning, the more butter you put, the nicer your crumble will be. :D Too dry a crumble-batter will result in floury-tasting crumble. See for yourself la, how much you want to put. Don't too dry can dy lah. Make it till a bit like cookie paste, but still crumble-able.

4. Scatter the crumble over the baked apples. Put in to toast/bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the crumble is cooked to a golden colour. You'll smell the sweetness of butter and sugar, with fragrant apples. :)

4 comments:

Aneesah said...

Whoa, every day ke till 6:15 pm?! O_o I'd be a walking zombie if it was like that here. (Although we did have 8 - 6 classes in the earlier semesters... I can't even recall how I went through those days.)

But 7:30 am is pretty late lah, hehe. :P (Says the girl who takes a 2-hour nap every afternoon. ^^;)

Apple crumble looks great! Maybe I should get a toaster oven for my room too. Our regular toaster's broken anyway. =_=

Cover That Mother said...

Yummm... Apple crumble sounds really good right now!

lynnx01 said...

I have a toaster oven (without tray..bleh) left by our senior Rachel for us in my place. I should start thinking of putting it to good use. Meanwhile, Happy CNY! I have my CNY here in Vista. Without new clothes. Without CNY goodies.. not even a single can drink. :(

Sing Yee said...

aneesah - Yeah. T-T I need at least 8 hrs of sleep to not feel grumpy all day, though I find that my mind is most alert and I can absorb lecture contents better after I've had 7 hours of sleep - weird, but true. :P I haven't tried any other bakes with the toaster oven yet, other than the apple crumble. :) I hope it works with cakes.

cover that mother - Ooh... It's super yummeh! :D

Lynn Xuan - Happy CNY to you too. :) Ha? Not going back? D: Ah... Come to my place when I'm back at Vista. I'm bringing back as much CNY goodies as the luggage limit allows. >.< My mum went crazy with baking this time around... -__-"