Wednesday, October 15, 2008

E=mc2 or What to do when apples fall on your head? Oat and Apple dessert

This is an ultra-easy apple dessert that is a nice change from all the apple pies and cakes you get this time of the year. And it is much friendlier to the waist-line, despite the fact (or thanks to the fact?) that apples and oats are the common denominator for humans and horses (a commonly used example for a Venn Diagram) :). And it makes you eat milk (which is something to appreciate when you don't like milk but have no good reason's (as being intolerant) not to consume it).
So lot's of pro-s and no con-s.
Apparently it is something of a classic in some Estonian households, but I had never heard of it or had it before. Our bread-pudding episode refreshed S's memory to other childhood desserts and that's how it came about, it's his mom's recipe.

Apple and oat-crumble dessert (├Ľuna-kaerahelbe magustoit).
serves 4-5

4 large sour apples, peeled and deseeded
1 glass (~200 gr) of oat-flakes (oatmeal), better if you use the full-grain
knob of butter
2 tbsp of lightly packed brown sugar
4 tbsp of white sugar

Preheat the oven to 175 C.
Peel and deseed the apples and cut them into thin slices. Mix the apples with 3 tbsp of white sugar and some cinnamon. Slightly grease the bottom of an oven-tin and cover it with apples.
Melt the butter on a skillet and add the oatmeal. Stir occasionally (keep on medium heat) until the flakes become golden-brown. Add I tbsp white sugar if you want them to be more crunchy.

Cover the apples with the oatmeal and sprinkle with brown sugar on top.
Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the apples are soft.
Serve with milk.

1 comment:

Usha said...

I agree this does seem to be a very healthy and delicious way to have all the three,oats, apples and milk:-)