Finally I am posting an update! Coming to you from the beautiful country of South Africa! If you read my prior post, I said I’d be back! I wasn’t joking. So there’s a bit of adjusting to do when baking and cooking overseas. Did you know that the USA is only one of 3 countries not on the metric system – Burma and Liberia being the other two? Crazy talk right! Especially when you love spending time in the kitchen. The oven I am using is neither from the USA nor most of the ingredients I am using. With some deep breaths behind the frustration in looking for certain items in grocery stores, I am doing okay – adjusting and adapting. No accent changes yet, although it’s only been a few weeks here.
To introduce my usage of metric system conversions from the imperial system, (that’s the system the USA and the other two countries use) I am starting with some Apple Crumble. Brown Betty, Apple Crisp, whatever you’d like to call the dish. It’s delicious. Soft, sweet apples topped with a crumbly and crunchy topping. Need I say more? I whipped this recipe up with a bit of Rum and a little less sugar than normal. I just saw this bottle sitting around looking lonely and thought I’d pay it some attention. Rum always seems to make fruits like apples and bananas infinitely better anyway.
I love being right. You can omit using the alcohol if you are serving this to children but if you prefer this to be an 18 or 21 plus kind of thing. Use the Rum. I skipped the vanilla ice cream topping as well because I have been putting in some hours working out. The apple crumble alone is good enough to serve without the ice cream! Hopefully you and your family will enjoy. Double-check the metric conversions, as this is definitely my first post using them. My little crumbles came out quite delicious though.