Saturday, 25 August 2012

Apple Crumble

Basically, if I could choose a food that I could live off of forever and not get sick, it would be apple crumble. This choice came about around the same time I came across the most wonderful cookbook called The Moosewood Cookbook. My dear friend and roommate owned a copy during university. Reading Katzen's cookbook was like hearing a good story. It was comforting. I remember telling mom how great it was and she kindly gave it to me as a gift soon thereafter. The Moosewood Cookbook, The Joy of Cooking and a cookbook that mom made me containing family recipes, are my three kitchen cooking library staples.

When I came across the Molly Katzen's recipe for apple crisp, I pretty much jumped at the chance to make the dessert. It sounded easy enough to make since the ingredients are usually what I have on hand in the kitchen. It is fun to change up, depending what fruit is in season. It lists a recipe for a berry version. I've combined the two and it's tasty! 

I tend to make this bad boy when I can share it with friends and family. Or, when the call for sweetened oatmeal and apples cannot be ignored any longer. It is like a good hug, I swear. Warmed by the oven, topped with vanilla ice cream, it is simple and unoffensive.


6-8 Macintosh or Cortland apples
1 1/4 cup of steel-cut oats
2-3 tbsp of ground flax seeds 
1 cup of all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup of oil or butter
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of salt

Core and slice the apples.

 Combine the oil, sugar, flax seeds, flour, oatmeal, salt and cinnamon.


Cool and serve a la mode (Soy Dream vanilla ice cream rocks). 

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