Week 41, Bake 41.
I have been ill this week. I do not like being ill, it is really really boring. I vaguely remember when I was a kid that we had a 'rainy days' box which my parents put in different bits and pieces which we could do when we were ill. So I remember there were colouring books and toy cars and just anything to keep you entertained when you were ill. Sadly I do not have one of these boxes anymore, and so I popped to TESCO and brought gossip magazines and a Christmas making magazine. I am rubbish at being ill, I have now exhausted sky+ and read all my magazines, but thankfully today I am a bit better. So I decided to bake... this recipe is my mothers (taken from some magazine ages ago) and has become a family classic. Sadly I cannot eat it tonight, as it is destined to go to a lunch with me tomorrow.
- 450g of apples
- 30g of butter
- 150g of blueberries
- 75g of light brown sugar
- 250g of marscapone
- (For the slump):
- 85g of butter
- 200g of self-raising flour
- 50g of light brown sugar
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 pint of milk
- Pre-heat the oven to 190c.
- Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. In a frying pan, melt the butter and on a medium heat add the apples turning occasionally until soft.
- Tip in an oven proof dish and mix in the blueberries, now add the sugar and stir it together.
- In a large bowl, tip in the flour and cubed butter and rub it together with your fingers. Once it resembles breadcrumbs, mix in the sugar and the lemon zest.
- Make a well in the mixture and add in the milk and mix it until it becomes a paste.
- Now put blobs of the mixture on top of the apples and also put blobs of the marscapone on top to make sure the apples are covered.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the the topping has risen and is golden.