Saturday, June 5, 2010

Apple crisp

Hello everyone, this week I launched into the Sydney Film Festival on Opening Night with a really, really beautiful film called South Solitary. It stars Miranda Otto and I highly recommend it when it has its general release. It was a great story, very funny at times, and the location, scenery, clothes and settings were gorgeous.

Thankfully it was such a great film as the opening night speeches were endless and boring. I really don't know why they had to be inflicted on those of us at the public event - they should have been confined to the opening night party afterwards. The Minister for the Arts and the Lord Mayor both gave blatantly political speeches, so I enjoyed the irony of the Minister who received a completely irrelevant and inappropriate special acknowledgement from the Minister for the Arts being sacked two days later!

Anyway, to calm me down, another fruit crumble, as this is just the right time of year for them. This one is a really simple one that comes from my beloved book Heart Of The Home.

Have a happy week. Love from Jane xx

Apple Crisp

Serves four to six

What you need:
  • About 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teapoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup softened butter

What you do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Butter a baking dish.
  3. Peel and slice the apples.
  4. Arrange the apple slices in the baking dish.
  5. Mix together the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the apples.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown.
  7. Serve it hot or cold with thick cream and/or icecream.