We cook for preparing our daily food. Some people cook out of passion, some to demonstrate skills and some even to get over boredom.
I like to try and reproduce some of the traditional delicacies, some of which are fast disappearing from the table. I even have a broadcast group on whatsapp titled ‘Cooking Exotica & Fitness’
There are situations when we have some ingredients which if not cooked would get spoiled.
Here I have a similar situation. We ended up having some extra apples and I decided to try ‘Apple Crumble’.
There are recipes available, but I have to stick to available ingredients and mostly healthy options. Here’s what I did, adopting and modifying an available recipe of ‘vegrecipesofindia’.
Three big apples (equivalent to five normal size apples) were peeled, cored and cut into small cubes. Added palm jaggery and sprinkled two tablespoons of whole wheat Atta. Added half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and some nutmeg powder. Mixed well squeezing half a lime.
For the streusel topping, took about 75 grams of butter and a cup of whole wheat Atta and half teaspoon of baking powder. Added some palm jaggery powder, a teaspoon of vanilla essence and squeezed the other half of the lime. Added a pinch of salt. Mixed well into a bread crumb consistency.
Greased a baking tray with some ghee and spread the apple cube mix in the tray. Spread the streusel mix on the top evenly add bake for about 40 minutes in a preheated oven .
Apple Crumble is ready
And when your wife, one of the greatest cooks, said ‘it’s really good’, it’s really really good.