To look outside you would think the mediterranean weather is refusing to leave summer, the weekend was spent with family and friends and even though you can feel the chill outside it was still sunny and warm during the days.
The kids have been nagging me for a few weeks to make my special homemade apple crumble cake recipe with vanilla custard. So this weekend we spent a few hours in the kitchen creating this belly warming treat!
- 4 to 5 medium apples (Bramley or substitute with Granny Smith if like me you find it hard to find cooking apples in Spain!)
- 250 grams granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp water
- 250 grams all-purpose flour
- 125 grams caster sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 120 ml whole milk
- 1 ‘large’ egg, beaten
- 75 grams melted butter
- 170 grams brown or light brown sugar
- 236 grams all-purpose flour
- 2 tbps. butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180° C / 350° F.
Grease a round 9″ x 2.5″ spring form cake tin.
Peel, core the apples. Dice in to 1inch squares, add into a pan with water and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Cook until the apples are soft. Remove from the heat and add the butter and leave to cool.
Sift the flour and baking powder together and slowly introduce the caster sugar. Add the milk, beaten egg and melted butter mix together until smooth. Pour in your cake tin.
In a separate bowl, make the crumble mixture by melting the butter in the microwave (or a pan), add the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon, mix well until it turns into a crumble.
Bake for about 35 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla custard or ice cream.
Vanilla Custard Sauce
- 360 ml milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 stick of vanilla pod
- Heat the milk until warm.
- In a small bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar. Adding the sugar bit by bit until it dissolves.
- Still whisking, add the warm milk. This will prevent the eggs from curdling. Transfer in to a heavy bottomed pan.
- Over low heat, cook the mixture and stirring constantly with a metal spoon. It is important to stir the mixture constantly.
- When the sauce coats the spoon, remove the mixture from the heat. Stir in the contents of the vanilla pod and store.
Bramley are uncommon in Spain, but they are sold in British supermarkets. Bramley Apple equivalent in Spain is Manzana Reineta these can be found in major supermarkets and grocers.