Good day, all! We hope February has brought some relief after a rather long January! Considering it is the 9th of February today, time seems to be back on track again. With the weekend approaching, Rose and I thought about Imani in Kenya and decided to share with you one of the recipes her grandmother worked with to make a delicious chocolate apple crumble! Imani usually collects the apples herself when she works with this recipe - it's a process but the results are always amazing. So, here you go - why not try it for yourself?
What you'll need:
1 - 8 apples
2 - 1 tspn mixed spice
3 - 100g/3.1/2oz dark chocolate
4 - 125ml/4fl oz brown sugar
5 - 125ml/4fl oz rolled oats
6 - 1 tblspn cocoa powder
7 - 125ml/4fl oz cake flour
8 - 250ml/8fl oz water
9 - 1 tblspn white sugar
How to make a chocolate apple crumble:
1 - Preheat your oven to 180/350f/gas 4.
2 - Peel and de-core your apples then cut them into wedges.
3 - Bring your water to the boil in a pot, then place your apple wedges and tblspn of white sugar into your boiling water.
4 - Reduce to a medium heat after 2 minutes then allow your apples to cook for 10 minutes.
5 - Place your brown sugar, rolled oats, cocoa and flour into a large bowl and mix them together well.
6 - Melt your butter on a low heat, and then add it to your flour mix. Mix them together well.
7 - Once your apples are starting to soften, remove them from the heat and drain them.
8 - Grease a baking dish.
9 - Cut your apple wedges into thin slices.
10 - Place them into your greased baking dish.
11 - Sprinkle your mixed spice over them.
12 - Grate your dark chocolate over your apples. With a spoon, gently try to combine your spices and chocolate with your apples, trying not to break your apples too much.
13 - Sprinkle your crumble-flour mix over your apples and chocolate, so that the entire surface is covered.
14 - Place your crumble in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the crumble is golden. Once golden, remove the crumble from your oven and allow it to cool slightly.
15 - Best served warm with a spoon of whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.
You might also want to divide your ingredients into separate dishes, if you have a few dessert dishes that are ovenproof, as seen in the image below.
Well, we hope you are excited about making this sweet treat - if you do make it, please send us a photo either via Facebook or Twitter. We would sincerely love to see your creation! Also, don't forget that you can subscribe to my letters to become my pen-pal; I love writing to children and the more friends I have the better!
Here's wishing you a sweet weekend!
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