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A different kind of crumble

Childhood treat. Apples and biscuits. Basically baby food. Inspired by an apple crumble my friend Paula (who makes many awesome things) made for a trip, many years ago, I now give you this:

You will need:

  • apples
  • biscuits (any kind)
  • yogurt
  • honey, cinnamon, vanilla
  • any topping you fancy

For three glasses I used 4 apples, you really don't need any measurements, this one doesn't need precision. I always improvise it. Sometimes I add more biscuits, because I want it sweeter and more like a paste. Sometimes I add brown sugar and leave out the vanilla. No pressure, no need to measure anything. Go wild!

1. Peel apples. Grate apples.

2. Crumble biscuits. Any way you can (in a blender,by hand, in a bag and bash with a rolling pin)

3. Mix the apples with the biscuits. Add vanilla, cinnamon, honey, or any other things you like.

4. Layer that mixture with yogurt. Top with favorite thing.

My choices were:

  1. The Old Fashioned: classic apple-biscuit and yogurt layer topped with crunchy cereal bar (crumbled), mint and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  2. The Raisinette: apple-biscuit mix, yogurt, raisins. Repeat. Drizzle with honey.
  3. Le Chocolat: classic apple-biscuit and yogurt layer topped with dark finely chopped chocolate, and one cherry from the cherries in syrup precious jar.
The best thing about these little jars is you cover them with cling film and keep them in the fridge. They're great for breakfast and for taming that crazy sweet tooth.