The Apple Cobbler.
Okay I'll be honest. This originally was supposed to be a Crumble Tart...but it didn't turn out that way, hence, the cobbler which I think is a name that is weird and different from the word Crumble and it also has a certain idk what that makes it sound nice. Right? Right? Right!
As a Crumble Tart I'd been wanting to make one of those for a while now, but they seem like a Christmas sort of dessert. Plus, the other thing stopping me was my oven (which by now ya'll know it is useless) but I decided to go ahead and bake the crumble tart as I would an ordinary cake.
I cannot say SUCCESS! Because I was expecting something with a more crumble-ish crust but it was still yummy. The apples were just amazingly delicious with just the softest hint of vanilla and lemon.
The "Crumble" was okay, but I guess it needs more sugar and probably the egg yolks I decided to skip...
Plus it made my house smell so nice n.n
In other completely non related news. I have decided to remove Gordon Ramsay from my top #1 TV chef spot and place Jamie Oliver instead. I enjoyed his recipes and garden today while I waited for the icecream and the cobbler to be ready. And may I say, WOW great chef, great recipes, pro healthy and pro veggies!
So expect some challenge soon (you want it now, you send me a copy of his latest recipe book).
Okay! let's get to the recipe already!!
For the crumbles or cobbler:
1 1/2 cup of flour.
1/4 cup of sugar.
A pinch of Salt.
1 stick of butter, but into small pieces.
2 egg yolks (which I didn't use)
1/4 cup of Sour Cream.
For the Apples:
2 small apples ( I used three golden apples)
1 tablespoon of butter.
2 tablespoons of Sugar.
1/3 cup of vanilla.
1/4 teaspoon Lemon zest.
Work the Magic like so:
1. You are supposed to preheat the oven of course... but SCREW THAT! My first step was to peel, core and slice the apples.
2. Next Melt the tablespoon of butter in Medium heat. Once it has melted add the apples, the vanilla and the lemon zest and stir every few minutes. Leave them there until the apples are soft.
(I put a lid over them so the smell and everything would stick better, plus it quickened the process)
Once your apples are ready they'll end up looking like this:
So now you'll need to set them aside and let them cool off a bit, so we can work the cobbler next.
So you can then add the butter.
Lovely picture right?
4.Next you need to mix the butter and the flour mixture, not entirely but until it comes of as a sandy consistency.
5. This is the step where you are supposed to mix the yolks with the sour cream before adding them to our crumble mixture. I just added the sour cream and mix it up again. Now remember it can't come together entirely! you want the mix to be crumbly.
Once you are convinced with the results toss them from side to side with your hands before adding 2/3 of it to the "tart pan" otherwise known as the paniusetomakecakes.
Now this is probably where I screwed up so be careful. You are supposed to pour in the mixture BUT DO NOT COMPRESS IT! Just make sure there aren't any holes.
Then you add the apples and then you add whatever is left on the mixture on top of them.
And you bake.
Now you have to wait it cools off entirely before you removing it from the tart pan or thepaniusetobake.
Then just serve and top with with nice fresh homemade natural yogurt w/ vanilla icecream n.n
Don't you wish you'd been invited for dinner at my place?