Mini apple crumbles
Melodi Naidoo of Sandton in Johannesburg has a simple recipe for these tasty tartlets.
4 tartlets Preparation time: 40 minutes Chilling time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Baking time: 20-25 minutes
250 ml (1 c) cake flour
5 ml (1 t) baking powder pinch of salt
125 ml (½ c) castor sugar 2 ml (½ t) ground cinnamon 50 g butter, cubed
15 ml (1 T) milk
5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
6 apples, cored and cut
125 ml (½ c) sugar
5 ml (1 t) ground cinnamon grated zest and juice of
125 ml (½ c) raisins water if needed
Preheat the oven to 190 °C. Grease 4 ramekins with nonstick spray.
1 Dough Sift together the dry ingredients. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
2 Whisk the egg, milk and vanilla essence together and pour into the flour mixture to form a dough. Lightly knead the dough until a ball forms. Cover with clingfilm and chill for about 30 minutes.
3 Filling Cook together the ingredients in a saucepan until a syrup forms, about 15-20 minutes. Add a little water if too thick. Remove from heat and divide equally among the prepared ramekins.
4 Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and grate each piece over a ramekin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
5 To serve Serve the apple crumbles with whipped cream.