Back in SG, I'm always running towards the cold desserts. Cold Ching Teng, bubble tea and ice-cream are some of my favorites. The weather plays a part I suppose, and something sweet and cold helps in cooling down from the hot, humid weather.
In Perth, I'm frequently torned between both. I have grown to enjoy baked puddings, crumbles and warm molten chocolate cakes. AR on the other hand still prefer cold desserts than warm.
Apple, kiwi crumble is a way to reconcile the two together. He can have the ice-cream, I can have the crumble.
Apple Kiwi Crumble (Serves 2) 1 apple chopped 2 gold kiwi chopped 1 generous tablespoon of brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cups of oats 1/2 cup of flour 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of brown sugar 1 handful of crumbled walnuts
1) Preheat oven to 180C.
2) Place apple, kiwi fruit, cinnamon stick, sugar in a small saucepan. Heat it up gently. Stir frequently till the apple softens. Stir in vanilla essence. Pour mixture into ramekin.
3) As the apple/kiwi mixture cooks, place flour and butter into a bowl. Rub butter into flour till it resembles breadcrumbs. Fold walnuts and sugar through it. Sprinkle mixture on top of apple/kiwi mixture.
4) Bake for 25 minutes till the top turns golden brown. Serve with ice-cream.
food brings people together, regardless of culture and country of origin. imagine this space like a huge dining table-filled with home cooked food, with people sharing, loving and eating. eat and enjoy.