Good evening trusty reader! I hope you’re still enjoying your second Sunday of the week, because I sure am! I’m pretty stoked actually, because this is the second post of my little ‘Making Friends’ campaign! And making new friends is just always exciting!
Okay, so I promised you that I was going to remind you of this girl Katrina? The second blogger I really admire and who I’m going to send a personal recipe? I already told you something about her in my Chocolate Beet Cake post, such as the fact that I discovered her blog, Warm Vanilla Sugar, about six months ago and was instantly hooked! However, Katrina also loves Switzerland, running marathons (!) and taking cute but goofy pictures with turtles.
She really inspires me. Not only because she has a great blog, with beautiful pictures and great content, but also because her blog is really all about doing what you want to do. Proof of that can be found in her ‘30 Before 30‘ list, in the fact that she is a marathon (even a triathlon) runner and in her blog posts, which are all about traveling and learning about great things.
So, on with the actual ‘friend making’:
We already met briefly on your blog and I noticed you commented on my Brown Oat Cookies. I’m so glad you like them! I just have to say, I love your blog and I really wanted you to be part of my little ‘Making Friends’ campaign, because hey… it’s not everyday you come across another girl who hates shopping!
So… I read that if you were forced to eat just one dessert for the rest of your life, it would be some sort of fruit crumble, cobbler or crisp, so I figured I’d make you one! This one is packed with apples, blueberries and oats! Pretty dreamy, right? But what’s even better, is that it’s topped with a big scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream! I just love your ’30 Before 30′ list and the fact that you’re actively trying to reach your goals and pursue your dreams, so I thought I’d help you with one of them, number 23: “make some homemade ice cream”. I know you also want to make some homemade hot fudge, but I don’t think it would pair well with the crumble, so I left it out…
Besides, I have no idea how to make hot fudge either…
Anyway, I really hope you like this recipe and give it a go sometime!
By the way, for all my trusty readers who, like Katrina, have never maid ice cream before, this is the perfect recipe to start with. It’s easy, quick, you’ll need only 3 ingredients and the results are spectacular!
Unlike froyo or sorbet and many types of ice cream, this recipe is perfect if you don’t have an ice cream maker, because it doesn’t need a lot of churning or stirring to become smooth and delicious.
In fact, I never once stirred this stuff after I placed it in the freezer!
The Rocking Rebel did, though…
I was actually trying to catch up on some sleep and my sweet and perfect Rocking Rebel did all the stirring for me. And he did a great job, too!
Just look at that scoop!
Let’s hope Katrina loves this one too!
- 1 can (379 gr or 13½ ounces) of sweetened condensed milk, chilled thoroughly in the fridge
- 480ml (or 2 cups) whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste
- 125g (or 1 cup) all-purpose flour
- 100g (or ½ cup) raw cane sugar
- big pinch of table salt
- 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 30g (or ½ cup) rolled oats
- 113g (or ½ cup) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 2 large apples
- 150g (or 1 cup) frozen blueberries
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 extra tablespoon raw cane sugar
- In a medium-sized bowl, whip up the chilled condensed milk, until it has doubled in size and falls off the beaters in ribbons. This can take up to 10 minutes. Just make sure the condensed milk has chilled well before using, otherwise it won't whip up. Add the whipping cream (unwhipped) and the vanilla and mix until combined. Pour the mixture into a freeze-proof container and place in the fridge. Give the mixture a vigorous stir with a fork every half hour until the mixture has frozen (this probably takes three hours in total). Cover with a lid and leave in the fridge for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight) to freeze through.
- Preheat your oven to 190°C or 375°F (standard oven setting).
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and oats. Stir the ingredients together with a fork then add the cubes of butter. Rub the ingredients between your fingers, rubbing the butter into the dry ingredients, until the mixture starts to look like bread crumbs.
- Peel and core the apples and cut both of them into small pieces. Throw the apple pieces in a small bowl and add the frozen berries. Sprinkle in the cornstarch and extra sugar. Stir to coat the fruit with the sugar and cornstarch.
- Add the apples to a clean (aka: unbuttered) pie pan (mine could hold about 840ml (or 3½ C) of water). Sprinkle the dough crumbles over the top, place in the middle of the oven and bake for about 35 minutes, or until the crumble looks gorgeously golden and the fruit juices are bubbling. Serve warm, with a generous scoop of ice cream on top.