Its time for another twisted fusion recipe and this time I have played with Britain Tradition Recipe – Apple Crumble. This recipe traditionally made with Apples only but you can its so many versions with variety of fruits like Banana Crumble, Pears Crumble or Pineapple Crumble. The main ingredients of this recipe includes CINNAMON, the best companion of Apples but here comes the twist by me… its not simple crumble recipe but it have a hint of CHILI also…. Confused??? Here is the recipe below :
For Pear :
Pears – 4 large
Brown sugar – 2tbsp.
Dried Red chili – 1 whole
Nutmeg powder – 1tbsp.
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
Butter – ¾ cup
Brown Sugar – ¾ cup
Peel and core pears and cut in ½ inch cubes and put them in a pan with brown sugar. Slit the chili and take off the seeds and puts this chili also with pears. Add 1tbsp. water and add fresh nutmeg powder. Mix all and let pears caramelize on slow heat for flat 15 minutes.
Now mix flour with butter and sugar. In traditional recipe, they used All purpose flour (Maida) but I have used Whole wheat flour for a healthier version. Butter must be on room temperature, not melted and not freezed but just cold than it will give you a good crumble. You don’t have to mix it much but just mix everything and let the crumbles there just like a coarse mixture.
Now there is 2-3 ways to prepare crumble. You can cook it on gas in pan in 7-8 minutes till flour becomes dark and little crunchy. Or make it in your preheated oven (180 degree) for 5-6 minutes. You can also skip this crumble making step if you don’t want extra crunchy crumble.
Now put this crumble mixture on the top of the pears, don’t forget to take off the chili. Now put this back in Oven on 220 degree for 15-20 minutes or you can just seen the pears bubbling through from underneath.
Normally Crumble serve with custards but in my thinking it’s the best Breakfast with a cup of Hot Milk or Coffee. You can store it in your fridge for upto 7 days but serve it cold or at room temperature for best flavors.
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