When I was little my mother insisted I brought my lunch box to school. I remember wishing I could just be like everybody else and eat at the cafeteria. A few years later I got what I wished for and immediately regretted it. There was no balance to a meal, students would be eating waffle fries with Chinese noodles and Thai spring rolls. My stomach hurts at the thought. I begged my mother to start making me a lunch box again and soon enough a crowd started gathering each time I unveiled what my mother had prepared that morning. Homemade sushi, homemade bread, homemade quiche, homemade apple sauce- everything was homemade. But the crowd pleaser was always the apple crumble. The secret ingredient in her recipe is almond flour. If you need a last minute dessert, this is the one to make.
8 apples, peeled and cut into cubes
5.5 oz (150 g) of butter, cut into small pieces and at room temperature + extra for apples and for dish
1/2 cup (50 g) of almond flour
1 1/3 (150 g) of AP flour
1/2 cup (100 g) of brown sugar
A pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°F).
Cook the cubes of apples in a little bit of butter for a few minutes. Sprinkle cinnamon and mix well.
Butter a dish and place the apples. Let them cool.
In the meantime, mix the flour, almond flour, sugar, salt and butter.
Mix with your hands to obtain a granulated mixture.
Spread out the mixture on the apples.
Bake in the oven for about 20-25 min, until golden brown.
Will keep for a few days.