Sunday, October 2, 2011

What a beautiful weekend!

It was absolute heaven! The weather was great (better than we had all summer), everybody was in a good mood. Perfect times. I baked an apple crumble tart for my inlaws and after that we went for a long walk in a park nearby. Wish it was like this all the time.

apple crumble - very strong light today

What goes in the apple crumble tart?

1 sheet of ready-rolled fuff pastry, thawed
4 to 5 large apples (like Braeburn)
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1 knob of butter
50 g + 50 g light brown or cane sugar
50 g ground almonds
100 g flour
100 g butter, diced

apple crumble

Heat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 24 cm round baking tin. Flip the dough over the baking tin and delicately press it all around so the corners are well covered. Trim the excess dough hanging over the edges of the pan. Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork. Line with parchment paper, add baking beens and bake for about 10 minutes.

Remove the parchment paper and the beans and set aside. Leave the oven on.

Peel and core the apples and slice them into 3 mm thick slices. Melt a knob of butter in a sauce pan, add the apples, cinnamon and 50 g of sugar, stir and let it simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

Place the flour, cinnamon, butter and almonds into a processor and whizz to a fine crumble mixture then mix in the sugar.

Pour the apples into the baking tin and spoon the crumble over the apples. Put the tart bak into the oven and let it bake for another 20 minutes until golden brown.

The apple crumble tart is great warm and cold.

And after that it's time for a loooooong walk.


home sweet home+emiel




garden + greenhouse

chickens and frogs




Speaker dog


achtertuin plat

nevel plat 3

nevel plat


nevel 4

1 comment:

  1. What a delicious looking apple crumble tart! I love apple cobbler but sometimes I miss having a bottom layer of crust like in apple pie but this is the best of both! I will have to try this sometime! Also those photos are gorgeous; I am currently reading Sense and Sensibility and the pictures of the grounds evoke the same atmosphere as the never ending fields in the book!