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19 May 2007 :: 16:05:05 pm 19199

APPLE AND BLUEBERRY STRUESEL

The fresh, acidic taste of our new season apples combines well with sweet, juicy blueberries. Here the fruit is topped with streusel (German for sprinkle), which is a mixture similar to a crumble, but lighter and crunchier, with patches of fruit peeping through.
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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Serves: 6

371 kcal/16.1g fat/5.9% fat per serving 1kg Apples, peeled and thinly sliced into wedges. 250g blueberries, washed 75g Demerara or brown sugar For the topping: lOOg plain flour 2 tsp ground cinnamon 75g butter 75g Demerara sugar 50g Hazelnut Kernels, toasted and roughly chopped (To toast the hazelnuts place them into a heavy based pan without any oil, gently heat the pan and cook the hazel nuts until they turn brown).

(1) Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5.Toss the apples and blueberries in the sugar and tip into a buttered, shallow, ovenproof dish, about 1.5 litre capacity.

(2) To make the topping, place the flour and cinnamon into a bowl or a food processor. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour. Then either rub in lightly and quickly by hand or work lightly in the processor until the mixture resembles rough crumbs.

(3) Stir in the sugar and nuts and sprinkle over the fruit, allowing patches to peep through.

(4) Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the fruit is tender and the topping is crunchy and lightly browned. Check the pudding after 20 minutes and, if it starts to brown too much, cover the top with foil. Test to see if the fruit is cooked and tender by piercing it through the topping with a skewer. Serve warm with custard or pouring cream.
Drink: This dessert needs a tangy pudding wine.
Variation: vary the fruits according to the season. The apples can be replaced with stoned and sliced plums, and instead of blueberries try raspberries or even frozen fruits of the forest.


Cook’s tip: if you have warm hands it will be easier to make the streusel in a food processor as the mixture is fairly buttery

Reporter : Sathit   Photo : Internet   Category : Eating

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