On important things and drunk ginger apples

Oh, wind-up that clock and make it Friday already!

I've gone through the motions.
Packed up the winters,
brought out those sandals, toes and summer dresses,
and still the summer seems to have stopped.

It's just not downloading! 
We've had dense grey skies and rained on feet.

But, I guess we'll patiently wait... 
And while we do, there shall be important encounters.
With rich buttery crumble and creme anglaise, on drunk gingered apples!

crumble and custard

Apple and ginger crumble

infused ginger

crumble top

apple crumble in oven


Apple and ginger crumble
1 bramley apple
1 spoon demerara sugar
1/4 cup Moscatel
1 Cinnamon stick

In a small sauce pan infuse Moscatel (or sherry) with slices of ginger and cinnamon. 
Bring to boil until a light syrupy consistency.
Peal, core and roughly chop apple into a baking tray or individual ramekins. Sprinkle demerara sugar and pour infused moscatel syrup over chopped apples.
Cover with a crumble crust and place in hot oven at 180 degs. 

Serve with a dash of creme anglaise. I like mine cold on a warm crumble 


Crumble topping
1 cup plain flour
50g soft butter
1/4 cup demerara sugar

In a medium bowl crumble butter, flour and sugar until mixture resembles a sandy mixture. TAAAA DAAAAA!

Creme Anglaise
3 egg yolks
1 spoon icing sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Separate yolks into a bowl (save the white for these pancakes).
In a medium sauce pan, boil milk and add gently, while stirring, into yolks.
Bring the mixture back to a low heat, add vanilla and sugar, keep stirring gently until thickened.

6 responses

  1. Stunning, love the idea of warmly spiced apples & ginger!

    June 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM

  2. as always superb photos : )

    June 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

  3. Looks over flowingly good. Could you use a different type of apple as well? Not sure I could find a bramley apple here.

    June 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    • It certainly is delicious… If I may say so! Well… cooking apples, but, I’d use any tart apple 🙂 shhhh. It’s also great with berries or pears with spiced red wine reduction. Let me know when you’ve tried it

      June 30, 2012 at 2:42 PM

  4. Jordan

    Such beautiful, rich photos! 🙂

    July 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    • Thank you for such beautiful words!

      July 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

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