or a.k.a Friday night comfort food
As I am currently working away from home, spending my weekdays in work accommodation, I really look forwards to weekends back in my cosy flat. Friday nights tend to be quiet affairs with a trip to the shops on the way home to stock up for the weekend and a delicious dinner of homecooked comfort food. Last week it was Roasted tomato and spinach risotto with a side of griddled fresh asparagus. This was followed by toffee apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. Easy to make and smells delicious while baking. Perfect accompaniment to curling up on the sofa and catching up on trashy TV.
23cm pie dish
2 Bramley apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
1 tin Carnation caramel
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon demerara sugar/vanilla sugar
100g plain wheat/spelt flour
60g butter, cubed
60g light brown sugar
40g flaked almonds
40g ground almonds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Good quality vanilla ice cream/custard/cream/combinaion of above
Preheat oven to 180C
Rub butter into flour and cinnamon until resembles breadcrumbs.
Add sugar, ground and flaked almonds and mix through.
Line pie dish with slices of apple
Top with a generous layer of caramel.
Top with crumble mixture
Place on middle shelf of oven and bake for 20-25 mins
Serve with ice cream/custard