Recipe: Whole Baked Apple Crumble

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On a cold autumn day nothing beats a lovely roast dinner finished off with a everyone’s favourite; the classic apple crumble.  Our Head Chef Ben knows a thing or two about puds and has kindly shared his recipe for this posh version of a whole baked apple encased in crumble mix.  It’s much easier than you think and looks very impressive  –  making it perfect for entertaining or, dare we say it , a lighter alternative to a traditional  Christmas pudding. Serve it with homemade vanilla custard or ice-cream (or both!)

 

Whole Baked Apple – serves 10

 

Ingredients

10     Cooking Apples  ( small-medium)

1pint    Apple Juice

1pint    White wine

2lb      Sugar

2          Cinnamon Stick

1          Star Anise

6          Pink Pepper Corns

5          Cloves

 

Crumble Mix

2oz      Caster Sugar

4oz      Butter

6oz      Flour

1oz      Oats

1tbl     Ground Almonds

 

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb and Caster Sugar (10% of sugar to weigh of rhubarb)

 

 

Method

Create poaching liquor by adding all ingredients (less apples) to a large pan and simmer.

Peel and core apples and place in the simmering liquid for 5 minutes and then turn and poach for another 5 minutes.

Once cooled fill the centre of the apple with the rhubarb compote and pane the apple in the crumble mix

Bake off in the oven at 180c until golden brown.(approx. 20-25 minutes) and garnish with a mint leaf stem.

Serve with custard or vanilla ice-cream.

Furleigh Estates Wine Event – Friday 2nd December

furleigh estates wineWe are delighted to be welcoming Dorset vineyard, Furleigh Estate to Branksome Beach next month along with their premium sparkling and still wines. Customers dining with us for lunch on Friday 2nd December (12pm-3pm) will be offered complimentary samples and given the opportunity to order direct with Furleigh and collect from us in time for Christmas.

Furleigh Estate still and sparkling wines are made in Dorset from Dorset grapes, and have won many international gold medals and trophies.

To book your lunch please call the Branksome Beach Team on 01202 767235

Could you be our new Assistant Manager?

If you have high standards,  are passionate about great customer service and would like to work overlooking Britain’s best beach then we want to hear from you. We are looking for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our busy team. Please email your C.V. and covering letter to enquiries@branksomebeach.co.uk or contact Kate or Sean at the restaurant on 01202 767235