Spurred on by watching Lorraine Pascale's Baking Made Easy on the BBC, I made a big dish of apple crumble. The topping is made from equal parts plain flour, caster sugar (can be adjusted to taste), butter and porridge oats, which give it a delightful, chewy crunch. I threw some raisins in to the apple base for extra bulk.
Apart from the divine Bill Granger, I find celebrity chefs very irritating but Lorraine Pascale, at least for now, seems a breath of fresh air. I was bewitched by her lovely manner and everything she was making looked simple and delicious.
Her definition of baking is simply something which cooks in the oven. Well this crumble was quick, easy, in the oven in no time - and yummy!