Friday, October 10, 2008
It's Friday, so I have to give you a dessert. Right? At least, that's my aim: something sweet for the weekend. (Granted, my aim has been a bit off these past few weeks, I just haven't been cooking or baking anything at all...) I made this a little while ago when my niece and her boyfriend came over for dinner, and it was really good. I found the recipe in "Min Äppelbok" by pastry chef Elisabeth Johansson, and while I omitted nutmeg and instead upped the amount of cinnamon, the rest of the recipe remains intact.
It was my first time making a cobbler, and I loved it. It was fun and easy to make, and while I was a bit confused as to how to properly spread the topping, it seemed to work out well. The recipe includes 200 ml of crunchy toasted oat cereal - something we in Sweden know under the brand name Start. I have no idea if this is available everywhere, and if it isn't, just use more oatmeal. I'm fairly sure that'll work!
4 tbsp honey
4 tbsp water
2 tsp cinnamon
125 g butter, at room temperature
200 ml sugar
200 ml rolled oats
125 ml crunchy toasted oat cereal (in Sweden: Start)
125 ml flour
2 tsp baking powder
Peel and core the apples, and cut into thin wedges. Mix water and honey in a saucepot, add the apples and bring to boil. Lower the heat and cover with a lid and let them simmer for a few minutes until they're almost soft.
Pour the apples into a large oven-proof dish and dust with cinnamon.
Beat butter and sugar until soft and smooth. Stir in all the dry ingredients, and finish with the egg. Spread (or dollop, more likely) evenly over the apples. Bake at200°C for 20-25 minutes. Serve with vanilla custard or ice cream.
Recipe in Swedish: